Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1660-1 rssh -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 Feb 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-3463, CVE-2019-3464.
More information:

More vulnerabilities were found by Nick Cleaton in the rssh code that could lead to arbitrary code execution under certain circumstances.

  • CVE-2019-3463

    reject rsync --daemon and --config command-line options; arbitrary command execution

  • CVE-2019-3464

    prevent popt to load a ~/.popt configuration file, leading to arbitrary command execution

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.3.4-4+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your rssh packages.

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