Debian: cvs Heap overflow vulnerability

    Date19 May 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2080
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Stefan Esser discovered a heap overflow in the CVS server, which serves the popular Concurrent Versions System.
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 505-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    May 19th, 2004                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : cvs
    Vulnerability  : heap overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0396
    
    Stefan Esser discovered a heap overflow in the CVS server, which
    serves the popular Concurrent Versions System.  Malformed "Entry"
    Lines in combination with Is-modified and Unchanged can be used to
    overflow malloc()ed memory.  This was prooven to be exploitable.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.12.5-6.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package immediately.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      693 c4580daf3d02e68bf271c3fc2fa9fe8c
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52212 a44f53ccf950679f3257a2f3487220b7
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1178736 503ab302999d5fec9c4cb41f735bc2ab
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1105276 8b2536e975a3272b5d10590bd768b6c7
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1085994 195aa822dbd450bbb3321f17442b3644
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1270986 2adee3e24f61234e0c597c55983257df
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1147338 e1a7eec47c9f6ca11d342c7a680abd93
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1065866 5238933fe0b1d9a9e7e2506cc39d8411
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1129740 c6e9a932c2bdabbfee51c792d813a439
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1131106 05424d6056d0c9123c88b7e7f6b27f7d
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1116184 1fe49f6356a160087cf669f7afc12700
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1097006 6e98ead7e926fc07203cf43e84b1152d
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1107284 47f8dad7b309c9c19542bf1fc9502f77
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
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