Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : rsync vulnerabilities (USN-3543-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 106295
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled certain data input.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16548)
It was discovered that rsync incorrectly parsed certain arguments. An attacker could possibly use this to bypass arguments and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5764).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected rsync package.