[ GLSA 201805-04 ] rsync: Arbitrary command execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-04
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: rsync: Arbitrary command execution
Date: May 08, 2018
Bugs: #646818
ID: 201805-04

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in rsync might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary commands.

Background
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File transfer program to keep remote files into sync.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/rsync =3D 3.1.3=20

Description
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A vulnerability was discovered in rsync’s parse_arguments function in
options.c.

Impact
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Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary commands with the
privilege of the process.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All rsync users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dnet-misc/rsync-3.1.3″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-5764
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5764

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-04

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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