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Security Advisory rsync security update

Advisory: RHSA-2004:192-06
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2004-05-19
Last updated on: 2004-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2004-0426

Details

An updated rsync package that fixes a directory traversal security flaw is
now available.

Rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network.

Rsync before 2.6.1 does not properly sanitize paths when running a
read/write daemon without using chroot. This could allow a remote attacker
to write files outside of the module's "path", depending on the privileges
assigned to the rsync daemon. Users not running an rsync daemon, running a
read-only daemon, or running a chrooted daemon are not affected by this
issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2004-0426 to this issue.

Users of Rsync are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch and is not affected by this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 5b37885decb63432281be065a310fd16
 
x86_64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 7edbae651d76822953c19de699ca5343
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 69c9220a7ab293dc66719947b473ad0d
 
IA-64:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 059dc7d8a303349f898148e4e5ef4826
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 5b37885decb63432281be065a310fd16
 
IA-64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 4984db49bd8952f7df2ebbaabfecd149
 
PPC:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d743b8e7802e483ee8e5c6caac433a75
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 979cf75545dc19052c923fc2d0bbc95c
 
s390:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 7e18b29ace01d249de8d6f0c01497a3e
 
s390x:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d7bbf3a64e50921b4aa1ff1caf4edd7c
 
x86_64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 7edbae651d76822953c19de699ca5343
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 69c9220a7ab293dc66719947b473ad0d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 5b37885decb63432281be065a310fd16
 
IA-64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 4984db49bd8952f7df2ebbaabfecd149
 
x86_64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 7edbae651d76822953c19de699ca5343
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 69c9220a7ab293dc66719947b473ad0d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: fad5f3be0a28681a13e7d7e933154e83
 
IA-32:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 5b37885decb63432281be065a310fd16
 
IA-64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 4984db49bd8952f7df2ebbaabfecd149
 
x86_64:
rsync-2.5.7-4.3E.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 7edbae651d76822953c19de699ca5343
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: d9f2c380065d2a955692a55718389acc
 
IA-64:
rsync-2.5.7-3.21AS.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:436
    MD5: 059dc7d8a303349f898148e4e5ef4826
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

122511 - CAN-2004-0426 rsync directory traversal


References



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