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    Debian: DSA-3940-1: cvs security update

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    It was discovered that CVS, a centralised version control system, did not correctly handle maliciously constructed repository URLs, which allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3940-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    August 13, 2017                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : cvs
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-12836
    Debian Bug     : 871810
    
    It was discovered that CVS, a centralised version control system, did
    not correctly handle maliciously constructed repository URLs, which
    allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 2:1.12.13+real-15+deb8u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2:1.12.13+real-22+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your cvs packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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