Rsync 3.0.2 released w/xattr security fix (attn: 2.6.9 onward)

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue Apr 8 16:53:08 GMT 2008

I have released rsync 3.0.2.  This is a security release to fix a
potential buffer overflow in the extended attribute support.  For
more details, see the rsync security advisory page:

There is a patch there that can be applied to 2.6.9 (if you were using
the xattrs.patch), 3.0.0, or 3.0.1.

Those running a writable rsync daemon can opt to refuse the "xattrs"
option in their daemon config to avoid the problem without an upgrade.

I would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer for bringing this bug to my

To see the brief summary of the changes since 3.0.1, visit this link:

You can download the source tar file and its signature from here:

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