[USN-2171-1] rsync vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Apr 23 14:48:58 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2171-1
April 23, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
rsync could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted
- rsync: fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
Ryan Finnie discovered that the rsync daemon incorrectly handled invalid
usernames. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rsync to consume
resources, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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