Rsync Security Updates for Ubuntu
Posted on: 01/24/2018 09:04 AM

The following updates has been released for Ubuntu Linux:

USN-3543-1: rsync vulnerabilities
USN-3543-2: rsync vulnerabilities

USN-3543-1: rsync vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3543-1
January 23, 2018

rsync vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in rsync.

Software Description:
- 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:
  rsync 3.1.2-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  rsync 3.1.1-3ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  rsync 3.1.0-2ubuntu0.4

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

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3543-1
  CVE-2017-16548, CVE-2018-5764

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.1.2-2ubuntu0.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.1.1-3ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.1.0-2ubuntu0.4



USN-3543-2: rsync vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3543-2
January 23, 2018

rsync vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in rsync.

Software Description:
- rsync: fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool

Details:

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)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  rsync 3.0.9-1ubuntu1.3

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

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3543-2
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3543-1
  CVE-2017-16548, CVE-2018-5764





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