Slackware Security Advisories
Slackware Logo

News

Security Advisories

FAQ

Book

General Info

Get Slack

Install Help

Configuration

Packages

ChangeLogs

Propaganda

Ports

Other Sites

Support

Contact

Mailing Lists

About

 
From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] rsync update fixes security problems
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:03:17 -0800 (PST)
New rsync packages are available to fix a security problem.

Here's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:

Fri Jan 25 14:25:51 PST 2002
patches/packages/rsync.tgz:  Fixed a security hole by upgrading to
  rsync-2.4.8pre1.  This is the relevant information from the rsync NEWS file:

  SECURITY FIXES:

    * Signedness security patch from Sebastian Krahmer
      <krahmer@suse.de> -- in some cases we were not sufficiently
      careful about reading integers from the network.

(* Security fix *)

We recommend that sites providing external rsync access upgrade to the fixed
rsync package as soon as possible.


WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGE:
------------------------------
Updated rsync package for Slackware 8.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/patches/packages/rsync.tgz

Updated rsync package for Slackware 7.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-7.1/patches/packages/rsync.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURE:
--------------

Here are the md5sums for the packages:

Slackware 8.0:
1e87ef764968bc9da53e38eadf8a7d22  rsync.tgz

Slackware 7.1:
294079e04b18dafddee820468aad3a16  rsync.tgz


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
--------------------------

Simply upgrade as root:

   # upgradepkg rsync.tgz


Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before
upgrading packages.

- Slackware Linux Security Team
  http://www.slackware.com


+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| HOW TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS MAILING LIST:                         |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Send an email to majordomo@slackware.com with this text in the body of |
| the email message:                                                     |
|                                                                        |
|   unsubscribe slackware-security                                       |
|                                                                        |
| You will get a confirmation message back.  Follow the instructions to  |
| complete the unsubscription.  Do not reply to this message to          |
| unsubscribe!                                                           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+


Slackware® is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc. All logos and graphics are copyrighted.