rsync: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201605-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in rsync, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to write arbitrary files.

Affected Packages

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

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

Remote attackers could write arbitrary files via symlink attacks.

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"
 

References

Release Date
May 30, 2016

Latest Revision
May 30, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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