rsync: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201801-16

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in rsync, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to bypass access restrictions.

Affected Packages

net-misc/rsync on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.1.2-r2
Unaffected versions >= 3.1.2-r2

Background

File transfer program to keep remote files into sync.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in rsync. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could bypass intended access restrictions or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All rsync users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/rsync-3.1.2-r2"
 

References

Release Date
January 17, 2018

Latest Revision
January 17, 2018: 3

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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