Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2833-1 rsync -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Nov 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 887588.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5764.
More information:

In rsync, a remote file-copying tool, remote attackers were able to bypass the argument-sanitization protection mechanism by passing additional --protect-args.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-1+deb9u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your rsync packages.

For the detailed security status of rsync please refer to its security tracker page at:

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