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    Debian: rsync Directory traversal vulnerability

    Date 08 Jun 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A remote user could cause an rsync daemon to write files outside of the intended directory tree, if the daemon is not configured with the 'chroot' option.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 499-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 2nd, 2004                 
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    Package        : rsync
    Vulnerability  : directory traversal
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0426
    A vulnerability was discovered in rsync, a file transfer program,
    whereby a remote user could cause an rsync daemon to write files
    outside of the intended directory tree.  This vulnerability is not
    exploitable when the daemon is configured with the 'chroot' option.
    This update includes an additional fix related to the original
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.5.5-0.5.
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.1-1.
    We recommend that you update 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      545 94568a0080459dd6d8d84470a462b7dc
          Size/MD5 checksum:    92695 66730a221c5d2d175ea9f58b0a1bac86
          Size/MD5 checksum:   415156 39d76c62684750842d3884a77c2e5466
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   227712 cc3046698f1aa151efdccc1dce1cb9f4
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   206610 2cbcbb999e404b8d65167fe1dc540c52
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   194854 62116c48c3ed4d29e110b35b92046761
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   255716 90e274e9a84ab1703fe36bffee656712
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   214430 0e0ec89aeeb8e24335b1f8baf933bc6d
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   190008 9ac8acc88490fd3337a1a588702f0a2c
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   216470 fca9b734baf43b434e0bae182b879a6a
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   216746 1ca2e9a76353d4c30f0137cc6c385177
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205832 c9f08359ae6453e7f31b907aaa7dd960
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205090 0f9013705deb8a7c70b3d3a3995b722b
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205542 1d8c456c899a37c52cafe20b30f87025
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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