DSA 1360-1: New rsync packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 08/28/2007 07:25 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1360 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steve Kemp
August 28th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : rsync
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-4091

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that rsync, a fast remote file copy program,
contains an off-by-one error which might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitary code via long directory names.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
2.6.9-2etch1.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem is not presnt.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your rsync package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 811841 996d8d8831dbca17910094e56dcb5942
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 566 88e831455ff40fb1304f9b24b172b4e8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 50070 acd89cbfb221bff96ca9732332e4ae43

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 294200 a2ddf8c18592ca6e20fa33663d08dad6

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 272024 3677f9d2cc84052aca640abdaeec1441

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 266872 188297b61849dc0b14d84efc90f686e3

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 282476 1acb103997507f90c21fb2dce5b7acd8

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 261328 44920a341f482f28adc30822490d3478

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 356938 dcbf3146f1e5957ff77485d56ba54443

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 286592 13ce6e1a92a2ef6936f7895afadd2c4f

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 287174 fae85198a3dc65d38fe5a9d2d10eb860

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 278758 4d4d7e358e75cead3bc9b627efca35b6

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 264106 3e645f1c1563c4ed1f449daf3b48a658


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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