Debian: New rsync packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date10 Apr 2008
    CategoryDebian
    2735
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sebastian Krahmer discovered that an integer overflow in rsync's code for handling extended attributes may lead to arbitrary code execution.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1545-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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
    - --------------------
    
    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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