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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201805-04 ] rsync: Arbitrary command execution
Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 15:39:13
Message-Id: 20180508152908.GA29701@monkey
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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               < 3.1.3                    >= 3.1.3 

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

Impact
======

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 ">=net-misc/rsync-3.1.3"

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

Availability
============

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@g.o 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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