[USN-3543-2] rsync vulnerabilities
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Jan 23 18:54:36 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3543-2
January 23, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in rsync.
- rsync: fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
USN-3543-1 fixed vulnerabilities in rsync. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory 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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
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