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USN-3543-1: rsync vulnerabilities

23 January 2018

Several security issues were fixed in rsync.

Releases

Packages

  • rsync - fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool

Details

It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled certain data input.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16548)

It was discovered that rsync incorrectly parsed certain arguments. An attacker
could possibly use this to bypass arguments and execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-5764)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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