[Trisquel-security] [USN-2171-1] rsync vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Apr 23 16:48:58 CEST 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2171-1
April 23, 2014

rsync vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


rsync could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

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


Ryan Finnie discovered that the rsync daemon incorrectly handled invalid
usernames. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rsync to consume
resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  rsync                           3.1.0-2ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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