Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3130-1 lsyncd -- security update

Date Reported:
16 Jan 2015
Affected Packages:
lsyncd
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-8990.
More information:

It was discovered that lsyncd, a daemon to synchronize local directories using rsync, performed insufficient sanitising of filenames which might result in the execution of arbitrary commands.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.7-3+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.5-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.5-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your lsyncd packages.