Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1545-1 rsync -- integer overflow

Date Reported:
10 Apr 2008
Affected Packages:
rsync
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-1720.
More information:

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.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9.orig.tar.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2.diff.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_alpha.deb
AMD64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_amd64.deb
HP Precision:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_hppa.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_ia64.deb
Big-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_mips.deb
Little-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rsync/rsync_2.6.9-2etch2_sparc.deb

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.