Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20030399
RHSA-2003:399: rsync security update (Critical)  

rsync is a program for sychronizing files over the network.
A heap overflow bug exists in rsync versions prior to 2.5.7. On machines where the rsync server has been enabled, a remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as an unprivileged user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0962 to this issue.
All users should upgrade to these erratum packages containing version 2.5.7 of rsync, which is not vulnerable to this issue.
NOTE: The rsync server is disabled (off) by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. To check if the rsync server has been enabled (on), run the following command:
/sbin/chkconfig --list rsync
If the rsync server has been enabled but is not required, it can be disabled by running the following command as root:
/sbin/chkconfig rsync off
Red Hat would like to thank the rsync team for their rapid response and quick fix for this issue.
Create Date: 2003-12-04 Last Update Date: 2003-12-04

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

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Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : rsync is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  rsync is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030399002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : rsync is earlier than 0:2.5.7-1
Linux : RPM Test :  rsync is earlier than 0:2.5.7-1 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030399002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.5.7-1 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20030315001 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
version pattern match ^3[^\d]
linux : rpminfo_state 

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