Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : rsync security update (SSA:2003-337-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

Rsync is a file transfer client and server. A security problem which
may lead to unauthorized machine access or code execution has been
fixed by upgrading to rsync-2.5.7. This problem only affects machines
running rsync in daemon mode, and is easier to exploit if the
non-default option 'use chroot = no' is used in the /etc/rsyncd.conf
config file. Any sites running an rsync server should upgrade
immediately.

See also :

http://rsync.samba.org
http://www.nessus.org/u?3ff60f43

Solution :

Update the affected rsync package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18734 ()

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