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Bug Fix Advisory rsync bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1112-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-08-02
Last updated on: 2011-08-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated rsync package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The rsync tool is used to copy and synchronize files locally or across a
network. The rsync works very fast because it uses delta encoding and sends just
differences in files instead of whole files. The rsync is also used as powerful
mirroring tool.

This updated rsync package fixes the following bug:

* The RHSA-2011-0999 - Moderate: rsync security, bug fix and enhancement update,
which was applied with the rsync tool update to version 3.0.6-4, introduced a
patch which fixed the issue with missing memory deallocation. Due to an error in
that patch, the following new issue appeared: when specifying the source or
destination argument of the rsync command without the optional user@ argument,
rsync failed to provide the correct parameters to an external command, such as
ssh, and thus rsync failed with an error. With this update, the source code has
been modified to fix this issue. (BZ#726060)

All users of rsync are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: 8de615d99a1a2aa6efc6c423882ec3b6
SHA-256: ce2dc33a1a1352d8387b6451bc08257c4d0f3c9e4d285c95c0eb6dd785cffc53
 
IA-32:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 25817bad4748c056443a92ac5f0b0a74
SHA-256: 8ac68ef947583ed5a97c8d7fada5a6b4d5810885bd472297471a09a0b5aa96de
 
IA-64:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 36b434b252147918e65c54c1f1a6cea7
SHA-256: a3f2d36c66ec5055371f81f5e8dcceb5562dfe6efa995712a71e651342f2b5b9
 
PPC:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: 829d51ac4662b7f64001f069cc17bc08
SHA-256: c9589a4f72c6da205fbc132fa9566921270f0d7829c99b9f29f71939ec9d7a63
 
s390x:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 19481739d191b5f17f072c84951957ee
SHA-256: d0fff9b88d0a3dbab3020d6ed3c1291327898c8f0d800649ccf7090a91d2f600
 
x86_64:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: d3c809f666e5e8b4f165a1c8ff9f17aa
SHA-256: b5df95d54531d0b26e44e67ef7998e65ba6d901aad21303fa0bd5e58c0c91674
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: 8de615d99a1a2aa6efc6c423882ec3b6
SHA-256: ce2dc33a1a1352d8387b6451bc08257c4d0f3c9e4d285c95c0eb6dd785cffc53
 
IA-32:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 25817bad4748c056443a92ac5f0b0a74
SHA-256: 8ac68ef947583ed5a97c8d7fada5a6b4d5810885bd472297471a09a0b5aa96de
 
x86_64:
rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: d3c809f666e5e8b4f165a1c8ff9f17aa
SHA-256: b5df95d54531d0b26e44e67ef7998e65ba6d901aad21303fa0bd5e58c0c91674
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

726060 - rsync 3.0.6 fails on hostname:/path syntax


References



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