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Security Bugfix for rsync

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(Last modified: 11MAR2002)


solutions Security Bugfix for rsync SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ba26113b491280a395512ae8d649a458)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: rsync
Release: 20020311
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everybody using rsync should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This patch fixes the libz double-free() problem in rsync. The rsync package needs its own fix because it brings its own version of the compression library. In addition to the libz fix, this patch also includes a fix for a bug where wrong group-IDs could get used (setgroups() bug). A minor patch correction against the heap overflow bug that has been fixed with the last rsync update has been done to improve stability.

Solution

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 -Uvh rsync.rpm
If your instances of rsyncd (the rsync server) are being started by inetd or xinetd, you do not need to restart any service.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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