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LIN7-3776 : Security Advisory - rsync - CVE-2014-8242

Created: May 13, 2015    Updated: Sep 8, 2018
Resolved Date: Jul 13, 2015
Previous ID: LIN4-32603
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 7
Component/s: Userspace


Need a kernel patch for the following security vulnerability:


More details regarding the vulnerability:

Vulnerability in rsync in Linux/unix. This vulnerability potentially affects all the Linux/Unix distributions using librsync.

Problem description :
A vulnerability has been discovered in the "rsync" files synchronizing program. It allows a malicious person to affect data confidentiality and integrity.

Technical context :
The rsync program enables users and administrators to synchronize files between different machines.

Technical information :
This vulnerability is due to a flaw when using a cryptographic hash function not strong enough (MD4). It allows a remote attacker, able to control the contents of one part of a file, to use it to control other regions of the file, if this one is transferred using a vulnerable librsync/rdiff library.

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