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Debian: New cvs packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 07 Jul 2005
4771
Posted By Joe 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
July 7th, 2005                          https://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:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      683 5e63610a590a16f61203fab6a71ccf22
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    57006 a143203742f3f812d951effcf4c37d0d
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205

  Alpha architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1179278 1d956eaf1ba6f00e3dad6b264f261e17

  ARM architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1106264 1d8bc9b6632276c20e1a6f20be73b0ea

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1085358 44faa4536ff37f3f538345c0d28ee600

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1272628 e4b3f0e7793ff732b5b353d0a50235bc

  HP Precision architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1148446 9cf071f9416238f4fd2c0a4b84dc43ca

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1066724 236acfc29d020dd1c367ae8b92454aaa

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1130848 3bb9103c835160bd5ee670ae9b45c573

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1132246 f5e0ed9bdd8d4d8696b3477bbe576312

  PowerPC architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1117304 6cdfca6759d182b5002e24d2e7c38161

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-12_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1098040 5a2a3ab9ad5ffd10875f82deea885dce

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    https://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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