Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2879-1
21st January, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
rsync could be made to write files outside of the expected directory.
– fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
It was discovered that rsync incorrectly handled invalid filenames. A
malicious server could use this issue to write files outside of the
intended destination directory.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 15.10:
- Ubuntu 15.04:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.