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Fedora Core 4 2006-601: rsync Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rsync package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2006-601 (rsync).
Rsync uses a reliable algorithm to bring remote and host files into
sync very quickly. Rsync is fast because it just sends the differences
in the files over the network instead of sending the complete
files. Rsync is often used as a very powerful mirroring process or
just as a more capable replacement for the rcp command. A technical
report which describes the rsync algorithm is included in this
Update information :
* Fri May 26 2006 Jay Fenlason 2.6.8-1.FC4
- Upgrade to 2.6.8, which closes
bz#190208 CVE-2006-2083 rsync buffer overflow issue
by switching from my xattrs patch to the upstream one.
This also obsoletes the -address patch.
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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