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Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:07:35 +1000
From: Michael Samuel <>
Subject: Re: Re: [CVE Requests] rsync and librsync collisions

Hi Kurt,

Murray McAllister handled the response to this when I reported it to secalert@
but it's currently languishing in BZ#1126713

If you want I can send my patch as a starting point - it got really
nasty because
nobody considered that strong sums would be >16 bytes when writing rsync.


On 11 April 2015 at 13:40, Kurt Seifried <> wrote:
> If you'd like Red Hat can:
> 1) handle disclosure coordination (like we do for OpenSSL)
> and/or
> 2) handle patching/etc, we ship rsync so this is obviously of interest
> to us.
> Contact if you want and either myself or a coworker
> will handle this. Thanks!
> On 04/10/2015 08:06 PM, Michael Samuel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 10 April 2015 at 19:26, Vitezslav Cizek <> wrote:
>>> Was there any further progress with the rsync upstream?
>>> Are they planning to address this issue or is there no interest?
>> No further progress with upstream, it's possible that rsync is abandoned.
>> Regards,
>>   Michael
> --
> Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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