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Security update for package rsync

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(Last modified: 12MAY2004)


solutions Security update for package rsync SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6e6998547a9f98ffd0a0c2dd2e50939d)

Applies to

Package: rsync
Product(s): SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Release: 20040512
Obsoletes: bb1de7b45a0b6e585f76ea3128a45b7e

Indications

This update should be installed on all hosts providing rsync for remote access.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a security problem in all versions prior to 2.6.1 that affects only people running a read/write daemon without having it configured to be chroot.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh rsync.rpm
If you do not start your rsync daemon via inetd, be sure to restart the daemon after updating the package:
rcrsyncd restart

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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