DSA 1545-1: New rsync packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 04/11/2008 12:30 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1545-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
April 10, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : rsync
Vulnerability : integer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-1720

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that an integer overflow in rsync's code
for handling extended attributes may lead to arbitrary code execution.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.9-2etch2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.0.2-1.

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 4.0 (stable)
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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_2.6.9-2etch2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 566 6504d35182ed2141c8d7d2f8152d5fb7
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_2.6.9-2etch2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 51039 2131acc598dbbe26f9b6f04c0a0d3f2b

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 294664 ea644ca8d37211ccbc1f8173e934d45a

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 272046 0d9e9576b24a245265f9a98d15ce3b0b

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 282552 dd5e17e39eeaa712287d166e3346bd7d

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 261454 b68ddd05ba2a02f7a5f6bd9cc7807a2e

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 356986 df80d4332478c019d540b07ac16c235f

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 286532 21aeda2221c4b31c2f19296b58654222

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 287282 0c750c3cf7089ad7e7ea3d9d273df9b9

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 275184 6d81a7a14422fd5bc7c89bd755320e80

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 278828 5300915466913e7832a3649ba701d49e

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 264144 885fc97a390e1db66290805c06e35947


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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