The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Heap-based buffer overflow in rsync before 2.5.7, when running in server mode, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and possibly escape the chroot jail.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (rsync)||RHSA-2003:399||December 04, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 7.1||RHSA-2003:398||December 04, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 7.2||RHSA-2003:398||December 04, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 7.3||RHSA-2003:398||December 04, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 8.0||RHSA-2003:398||December 04, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux 9||RHSA-2003:398||December 04, 2003|
|Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (rsync)||RHSA-2003:399||December 04, 2003|
Red Hat would like to thank the rsync team for their rapid response and quick fix for this issue.
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