[USN-5359-1] rsync vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Mar 31 14:02:13 UTC 2022
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5359-1
March 31, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
rsync could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.
- rsync: fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
Danilo Ramos discovered that rsync incorrectly handled memory when
performing certain zlib deflating operations. An attacker could use this
issue to cause rsync to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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