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Security update for rsync


(Last modified: 21DEC2007)

solutions Security update for rsync SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8b7ab8a915e5a096afe4ffa851d5be91)

Applies to

Package: rsync
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-12038
Release: 20071221
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using rsync should update.



Problem description

This update fixes a bug in rsync that allowed remote attackers to access restricted files outside a module's hierarchy if no chroot setup was used. (CVE-2007-6199) Please read entry from November 28th, 2007 to get more information about a secure configuration of rsync that also covers the bug tracked with CVE-2007-6200.
This update also fixes some crashes that only affect rsync-2.6.8 on SLES10.
This is a reissue of another post-SP4 rsync update.


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 -Fhv rsync.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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