Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : rsync vulnerability (USN-2879-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88084
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected rsync package.