[Bug 11879] New: escape rrsync restricted folder

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Thu Apr 28 15:52:40 UTC 2016


            Bug ID: 11879
           Summary: escape rrsync restricted folder
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.2
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: core
          Assignee: wayned at samba.org
          Reporter: fb102email-sambabugzilla at yahoo.fr
        QA Contact: rsync-qa at samba.org

It is possible to escape rrsync restricted folder by syncing (using rsync -a
...) a symbolic link to the parent folder and then syncing with this symbolic

Concretely, we could do:

ln -s .. parent
rsync -acrvz . login at server:

and then we can rsync with login at server:parent to read/write files in the
parent folder of the restricted folder.

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