rsync 2.6.1 released (including security note)

Albert Chin rsync at
Sun May 2 02:25:36 GMT 2004

On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 04:04:21PM +0200, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Mon 26 Apr 2004, Wayne Davison wrote:
> > 
> > It includes a security note about a fix that affects read/write daemons
> > that are not using chroot.  If that includes you, you should look into
> > upgrading (or maybe enabling chroot on an older rsync).
> Is it possible to find the patches responsible for fixing the chroot
> thing? The stable version of Debian doesn't accept new versions to fix
> security risks (because the new version may introduce other as yet
> unknown security risks). Instead, policy is to patch the stable version
> with the fix.

Anyone ever come up with a patch for the chroot fix against 2.5?

albert chin (china at

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