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Security update for package rsync

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(Last modified: 04DEC2003)


solutions Security update for package rsync SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bb1de7b45a0b6e585f76ea3128a45b7e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
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 IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
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

Package: rsync
Release: 20031204
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you use rsync in server mode.

Contraindications

None.

Description

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.

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 -Fvh rsync.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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