Descriptionrsync 3.1.1 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file in the synchronization path.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs778333

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rsync (PTS)buster3.1.3-6fixed
bookworm, sid3.2.7-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
rsyncsourcesqueeze(not affected)
rsyncsourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - rsync <not-affected> (Affected sanitising functionality not yet present)
[squeeze] - rsync <not-affected> (Affected sanitising functionality not yet present)

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