Debian: cvs Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date10 Jun 2004
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Derek Robert Price discovered a potential buffer overflow vulnerability in the CVS server.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 517-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    June 10th, 2004                
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    Package        : cvs
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0414
    Derek Robert Price discovered a potential buffer overflow
    vulnerability in the CVS server, based on a malformed Entry, which
    serves the popular Concurrent Versions System.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody6.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.12.8-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      693 78cbaadcaaca26b6314519f07438f315
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53411 8929158c0e561a3a9dfffb3fe139ebcc
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1178980 a0cbfe582bc24d6aeaabf73864cf5ea7
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1105486 b72090d480345f2d53a9865508ccbde6
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1086270 045983b8647b3c1ddfdf790f38827099
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1271230 345ffdefe2745de88627909480628d3c
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1147628 d13cf3f32407ec327dff62079825aa97
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1065934 61ace03fa7975fd2d16b52973635823a
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1130030 a246813a0ec77d80ca670dd4d8b3cf6e
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1131336 0e207672b627d0273967a98893d85afd
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1116424 d43475e6515397d7b2cdabbf3841e4eb
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1097264 547f092cf847da218eea35301575319c
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1107512 c960e899d7e95b357a1fff411d86bd6e
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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