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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3946-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3946-1
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3946-1 - It was discovered that rssh incorrectly handled certain command-line arguments and environment variables. An authenticated user could bypass rssh's command restrictions, allowing an attacker to run arbitrary commands.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-1000018
MD5 | 4f673b4e30b7456bf9f5c03e61b35cf6

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3946-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3946-1
April 11, 2019

rssh vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

rssh could be made to run arbitrary commands if it received specially crafted
input.

Software Description:
- rssh: Restricted shell allowing scp, sftp, cvs, svn, rsync or rdist

Details:

It was discovered that rssh incorrectly handled certain command-line arguments
and environment variables. An authenticated user could bypass rssh's command
restrictions, allowing an attacker to run arbitrary commands.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
rssh 2.3.4-8ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
rssh 2.3.4-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
rssh 2.3.4-4+deb8u2ubuntu0.16.04.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
rssh 2.3.4-4+deb8u2ubuntu0.14.04.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3946-1
CVE-2019-1000018, CVE-2019-3463, CVE-2019-3464

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rssh/2.3.4-8ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rssh/2.3.4-7ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rssh/2.3.4-4+deb8u2ubuntu0.16.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rssh/2.3.4-4+deb8u2ubuntu0.14.04.2

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