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Debian: 'rsync' Remote command execution

Date 25 Jan 2002
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
There exist several signedness bugs within the rsync program which allow remote attackers to write 0-bytes to almost arbitrary stack-locations, therefore being able to control the programflow and obtaining a shell remotely.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-106-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
January 26, 2002

Package        : rsync
Problem type   : remote exploit
Debian-specific: no

Sebastian Krahmer found several places in rsync (a popular tool to
synchronise files between machines) where signed and unsigned numbers
were mixed which resulted in insecure code. This could be abused by
remote users to write 0-bytes in rsync's memory and trick rsync into
executing arbitrary code.

This has been fixed in version 2.3.2-1.3 and we recommend you upgrade
your rsync package immediately.

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

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 15ab7ab7ce8ded8c5e55f7aeb62b1d26
      MD5 checksum: 4effa9e9249f7c000c0873c08c8ff287
      MD5 checksum: 7dbb513c0f37bbbab621a8625c10986b

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 65f1d1feeb6781dc016483b23c1d7ce5

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2703e73f99de001fcac4d7c039505bdf

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c1e9d2e9d1ed014dd2a3992902a66477

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: ceb235b5788dd60fdc1976405ed9b4af

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2bf8ed853cd3508b271ea8db55475c88

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 92358b52fed0aa3f1c3f2b3d17c65d09

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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