Debian: New cvs packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date07 Jul 2005
    CategoryDebian
    4582
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Derek Price, the current maintainer of CVS, discovered a buffer overflow in the CVS server, that serves the popular Concurrent Versions System, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 742-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    July 7th, 2005                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : cvs
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0753
    Debian Bug     : 305254
    
    Derek Price, the current maintainer of CVS, discovered a buffer
    overflow in the CVS server, that serves the popular Concurrent
    Versions System, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.11.1p1debian-12.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.12.9-13.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.12.9-13.
    
    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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      683 5e63610a590a16f61203fab6a71ccf22
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57006 a143203742f3f812d951effcf4c37d0d
        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-12_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1179278 1d956eaf1ba6f00e3dad6b264f261e17
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1106264 1d8bc9b6632276c20e1a6f20be73b0ea
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1085358 44faa4536ff37f3f538345c0d28ee600
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1272628 e4b3f0e7793ff732b5b353d0a50235bc
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1148446 9cf071f9416238f4fd2c0a4b84dc43ca
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1066724 236acfc29d020dd1c367ae8b92454aaa
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1130848 3bb9103c835160bd5ee670ae9b45c573
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1132246 f5e0ed9bdd8d4d8696b3477bbe576312
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1117304 6cdfca6759d182b5002e24d2e7c38161
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1098040 5a2a3ab9ad5ffd10875f82deea885dce
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1107716 3a334f9f68ec12f781b687affc4285eb
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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