Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
SNF7.2 i586 , CS1.0 i586 , 8.1 i586 , 8.0 i586 , 8.0 i586 , 7.1 i586 , 7.2 i586

Problem description

Ethan Benson discovered a bug in rsync where the supplementary groups that the rsync daemon runs as (such as root) would not be removed from the server process after changing to the specified unprivileged uid and gid. This seems only serious if rsync is called using "rsync --daemon" from the command line where it will inherit the group of the user starting the server (usually root). Note that, by default, Mandrake Linux uses xinetd to handle connections to the rsync daemon. This was fixed upstream in version 2.5.3, as well as the previously noted zlib fixes (see MDKSA-2002:023). The authors released 2.5.4 with some additional zlib fixes, and all users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version of rsync.

Updated packages

SNF7.2 i586

 7eda7d7a7df5bf088a64990bf5c4d70d  snf7.2/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f425baa9b832265d6a199bd4409a28db  snf7.2/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm

CS1.0 i586

 fdfd74524914606306ab5717b696e030  1.0.1/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
34a71b565a7413ecb4efe48acb4df65f  1.0.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

8.1 i586

 e3733dc91021b997e656fafe86915fe9  8.1/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f425baa9b832265d6a199bd4409a28db  8.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm

8.0 i586

 914f020aa62c9ce6fdd61dfce245fc1c  8.0/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f425baa9b832265d6a199bd4409a28db  8.0/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm

8.0 i586

 c9c5275126721f7aa38f6a4e09742ce9  ppc/8.0/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
f425baa9b832265d6a199bd4409a28db  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm

7.1 i586

 fdfd74524914606306ab5717b696e030  7.1/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
34a71b565a7413ecb4efe48acb4df65f  7.1/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

7.2 i586

 7eda7d7a7df5bf088a64990bf5c4d70d  7.2/RPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f425baa9b832265d6a199bd4409a28db  7.2/SRPMS/rsync-2.5.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm