Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0065

Updated rsync package fixes security vulnerability

Publication date: 15 Feb 2015
Modification date: 15 Feb 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-2855


Updated rsync package fixes security vulnerability:

Ryan Finnie discovered that rsync 3.1.0 contains a denial of service issue
when attempting to authenticate using a nonexistent username. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service via CPU consumption

The previous update for this issue in MGASA-2014-0179 failed to properly apply
the needed patch, so the package has been rebuilt to address this issue.