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Package name rsync
Date January 28th, 2002
Advisory ID MDKSA-2002:009
Affected versions 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, CS1.0
Synopsis Updated rsync packages fix unsigned insecurities

Problem Description

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team performed an audit on the
rsync tool and discovered that in several places signed and unsigned
numbers were mixed, with the end result being insecure code. These
flaws could be abused by remote users to write 0 bytes into rsync's
memory and trick rsync into executing arbitrary code on the server.

It is recommended that all Mandrake Linux users update rsync
immediately. As well, rsync server administrators should seriously
consider making use of the "use chroot", "read only", and "uid" options
as these can significantly reduce the impact that security problems in
rsync (or elsewhere) have on the server.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 24ec7cf554ef39f1c80508e62de83487  7.1/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
09a4383e4edf3ac2a6806d05426ea1da  7.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 a77115dd3c3325d49926bd7536210e4e  7.2/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
769d981c69c3827765c93ed11040002a  7.2/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 8.0

 df39f2e4b12f8fd4688af4b69f1f7b3f  8.0/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
769d981c69c3827765c93ed11040002a  8.0/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 8.0/PPC

 6ed6ea741a2f9404eaceb4c6fc2eef67  ppc/8.0/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.ppc.rpm
769d981c69c3827765c93ed11040002a  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 8.1

 048f479dbf9be95eb7e1bf59790d0b22  8.1/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
769d981c69c3827765c93ed11040002a  8.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 8.1/IA64

 bcb82a2d2df81b692024eeb6dd06b9cf  ia64/8.1/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.ia64.rpm
769d981c69c3827765c93ed11040002a  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1

 24ec7cf554ef39f1c80508e62de83487  1.0.1/RPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
09a4383e4edf3ac2a6806d05426ea1da  1.0.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.4.6-3.2mdk.src.rpm


To upgrade automatically, use MandrivaUpdate.


Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command :

                rpm --checksig package.rpm

You can get the GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team to verify the GPG signature of each RPM.

If you use MandrivaUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.