Ubuntu 2879-1: rsync vulnerability

    Date21 Jan 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    rsync could be made to write files outside of the expected directory.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2879-1
    January 21, 2016
    
    rsync vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    rsync could be made to write files outside of the expected directory.
    
    Software Description:
    - rsync: fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled invalid filenames. A
    malicious server could use this issue to write files outside of the
    intended destination directory.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      rsync                           3.1.1-3ubuntu0.15.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      rsync                           3.1.1-3ubuntu0.15.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      rsync                           3.1.0-2ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      rsync                           3.0.9-1ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2879-1
      CVE-2014-9512
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.1.1-3ubuntu0.15.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.1.1-3ubuntu0.15.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.1.0-2ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/3.0.9-1ubuntu1.1
    
    
    
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