Security update for package rsync
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rsyncis a widely spread protocol to mirror directory hierarchies.
An integer signedness bug causes the
rsyncdaemon to mistreat data input from the network so that the process can be controlled by the remote user. By consequence, the remote user can trick the
rsyncdprocess to execute arbitrary commands. This error is particularly dangerous for sites that offer anonymous (non-authorized)
rsyncservice to the internet.
There is no temporary workaround against this problem other than this package update. Since
rsyncdis usually started from
inetd/xinetd, new instances of the daemon are lauched upon request. Therefore, it should not be necessary to kill all running instances of
rsyncdafter installation of the patch.
rpm -Uvh rsync.rpm
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