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    Debian: cvs Multiple vulnerabilities

    Date 17 Apr 2004
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Patch fixes bugs for both server and client which allows the creation of arbitrary files.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 486-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    April 16th, 2004                
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    Package        : cvs
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0180 CAN-2004-0405
    Two vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed in CVS:
     CAN-2004-0180 - Sebastian Krahmer discovered a vulnerability whereby
     a malicious CVS pserver could create arbitary files on the client
     system during an update or checkout operation, by supplying absolute
     pathnames in RCS diffs.
     CAN-2004-0405 - Derek Robert Price discovered a vulnerability whereby
     a CVS pserver could be abused by a malicious client to view the
     contents of certain files outside of the CVS root directory using
     relative pathnames containing "../".
    For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
    fixed in version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody2.
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update 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 28b69f2fb8220898ca67c01315100f34
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52099 91792f8108528075bcf13b065875b4db
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1178632 ad23bcdf83e3ce5253e0f1d7741600b8
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1105142 143e7fd0c40a86cf34ec5a6b174fcd18
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1094930 20f380681501e6a2da820404e0198d05
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1270908 c84aeccd424b890744f8aade97965b3f
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1147238 600d2778f0e8ab62f8194bc3fed09b23
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1065546 7199eddc8e0cb9e2e6a62e041d7257dd
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1129628 c193b5312150906f08e5f0f9f262a053
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1130946 d5e64bbf877d7875777b9a144e00f909
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1116088 fca673b8d53f571a341502c569225609
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1096904 7c22f2848da99ac592490ea23e71b8e3
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1107142 e2d10b43bcf8619e114365c389878936
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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