Debian: rsync Directory traversal vulneraiblity

    Date10 May 2004
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Patch fixes issue where a remote user could cause an rsync daemon to write filesoutside of the intended directory tree unless 'chroot' option is on.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 499-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    May 1st, 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.
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.5.5-0.4.
    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:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:   415156 39d76c62684750842d3884a77c2e5466
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   227628 5668aa1a623d5c0d53ccf37c82b71d1a
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   206512 5204b76ce970ccd8cf0e8a1f567f96f3
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   194786 5a5c172e1700f94050cd9b11482861d8
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   255628 3b60b6bc0e1da13e2c4493cd78a491e1
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   214348 9da904db73db2bcefd2ae25007b98aae
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   189922 5f0411188ec094bac68137aa2b8e417a
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   216412 3368becc135ffc352c9719dc46c61450
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   216684 4a8fb2f0cc43be8a7a2344f3532bc4bf
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205786 231616adb4aea21364c882a646f4f281
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205022 9f60cc3ca300ffd88e984759a900bb08
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   205462 cad9cffdcab71bb2b5d5390d4fc2677e
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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