New versions of rsync fixes security hole
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Debian This is an old report from May 1999 but it wasn't reported on this channel yet.
This is an old report from May 1999 but it wasn't reported on this
channel yet.

The author of rsync, Andrew Tridgell, has reported that former
versions of rsync contained a security-related bug.  I you were
transferring an empty directory into a non-existent directory on a
remote host, permissions on the remote host may be mangled.  This bug
may only happen in very rare cases.  It's not likely that you have
experienced this, but you'd better check the permissions of your home
directories.

We recommend you upgrade your rsync package.

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

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
--------------------------------

  Source archives:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
updates/rsync_2.3.1-0.slink.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: f0c1e8a59d845f9e730077ab58d4b857
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/rsync_2.3.1-
0.slink.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 6a8e3606d4447a84402738c3dff56e16
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
updates/rsync_2.3.1.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 907a0ae01417d54e53cb84b069ba1620

  Alpha architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
updates/rsync_2.3.1-0.slink.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: e85eb2f4314d9b24e3e1b5ee1b36b56c

  Intel ia32 architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
updates/rsync_2.3.1-0.slink.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 1596e1746d1685a69972851b62eb66c1

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
updates/rsync_2.3.1-0.slink.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 3f1b06222b8303c02e3d32419d47ec5d

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-
updates/rsync_2.3.1-0.slink.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 9ed41aadbcccff7f992b91b55f953aae


Debian GNU/Linux unstable alias potato
--------------------------------------

  Source archives:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/source/net/rsync_2.3.
1-2.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 1db28be72470cd1eba256bf1f4f96686
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/source/net/rsync_2.3.1-
2.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 8dc07ae51c471459024a3e9a86164b14
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/source/net/rsync_2.3.1
.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 907a0ae01417d54e53cb84b069ba1620

  Alpha architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-
alpha/net/rsync_2.3.1-2.deb
      MD5 checksum: 5b0514225688bcd3a6cd1a496d6498d0

  ARM architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-
arm/net/rsync_2.3.1-2.deb
      MD5 checksum: b10f673f474698d2cf335d47674ea84f

  Intel ia32 architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-
i386/net/rsync_2.3.1-2.deb
      MD5 checksum: 57500b60f942023980ed0eba2a682ef1

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-
m68k/net/rsync_2.3.1-2.deb
      MD5 checksum: 71b76867cc3c572affb544c3729222c7

  PowerPC architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-
powerpc/net/rsync_2.3.1-2.deb
      MD5 checksum: 4d5e5c1817ecfcd689748383484ee8ad

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-
sparc/net/rsync_2.3.1-2.deb
      MD5 checksum: 7fb6a6b76e3279d4d48344648cfea4ac

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