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Security update for package rsync


(Last modified: 09DEC2003)

solutions Security update for package rsync SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (64c995d16222c49bc19b3b1e58f32b28)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries

Package: rsync
Release: 20031209
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you use rsync in server mode.




This update fixes an exploitable heap overflow in rsync. This problem has no security impact if rsync is run over an authenticated SSH connection or similar, because rsync runs with the privilege of the authenticated user. However, if rsync is run in server mode (i.e. invoked from inetd to handle anonymous downloads), the bug becomes relevant to security.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh rsync.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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