Debian: cvsweb vulnerability

    Date16 Jul 2000
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    cvsweb is vulnerable to a remote shell exploit.
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
    July 16, 2000
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    Package: cvsweb
    Vulnerability type: remote shell
    Debian-specific: no
    The versions of cvsweb distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 (aka slink) as
    well as in the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions, are
    vulnerable to a remote shell exploit. An attacker with write access to the
    cvs repository can execute arbitrary code on the server, as the www-data
    The vulnerability is fixed in version 109 of cvsweb for the current stable
    release (Debian 2.1), in version 1.79-3potato1 for the frozen distribution,
    and in version 1.86-1 for the unstable distribution.
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: b1810728310882fb72078674521ee369
          MD5 checksum: 4c42ec3ba7248fc2499cdfaa6ae6b702
      Architecture indendent archives:
          MD5 checksum: fe9144254ab224923ac627aef7ec2167
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Please note that potato has not been released yet.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: 9dcb469f5da602cd53e41258febba244
          MD5 checksum: b4aceba93a6721486f8ca42f230c7271
          MD5 checksum: c755a4c75d4c8844274458ae5953823b
      Binary package for all architectures:
          MD5 checksum: 1b89d61312925ee7934108c4f638d912
    Debian GNU/Linux unstable alias woody
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      Please note that woody has not been released yet.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: e3fc2117d689746eaa2cf4c8a701aa4e 
          MD5 checksum: 0b2b9bf0b1fe39552da03698ba37bc36
          MD5 checksum: ea93ed274ec6fbd49cec57c759747cb7
      Binary package for all architectures:
          MD5 checksum: a99c605e0d77f1c56a82c95a3dc6d83f
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