Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected rsync package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true