rsync is a program for synchronizing files over a network.A memory corruption flaw was found in the way the rsync client processedmalformed file list data. If an rsync client used the "--recursive" and"--delete" options without the "--owner" option when connecting to amalicious rsync server, the malicious server could cause rsync on theclient system to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with theprivileges of the user running rsync. (CVE-2011-1097)Red Hat would like to thank Wayne Davison and Matt McCutchen for reportingthis issue.Users of rsync should upgrade to this updated package, which contains abackported patch to resolve this issue.
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