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Debian: New cvs packages fix unauthorised repository access

Date 26 Apr 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 715-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 27th, 2005              
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Package        : cvs
Vulnerability  : serveral
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: yes
CVE IDs        : CAN-2004-1342 CAN-2004-1343
Debian Bug     : 260200

Several problems have been discovered in the CVS server, which serves
the popular Concurrent Versions System.  The Common Vulnerability and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:


    Maks Polunin and Alberto Garcia discovered independently that
    using the pserver access method in connection with the repouid
    patch that Debian uses it is possible to bypass the password and
    gain access to the repository in question.


    Alberto Garcia discovered that a remote user can cause the cvs
    server to crash when the cvs-repouids file exists but does not
    contain a mapping for the current repository, which can be used as
    a denial of service attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.11.1p1debian-10.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.12.9-11.

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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      683 59823fd39bbbe16620d03a946936885c
      Size/MD5 checksum:    55952 02e1d3ce442838837defa5952f548582
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1179144 9282b85f488096912601c02110ff40ad

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1106418 270ed04648a240ffe138c53dcc21e23f

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1085370 a6a9d6e768bf94ff2d73f7c4297b4bfe

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1272522 843265de87691b70f7f3791b1de14787

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1148284 7e28816777f07485cffcf2065e948c1d

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1066564 62613fcbc6eddef7b4eb6103ef5849ae

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1130690 a0b311ef90ea76653c119c729e6d9c79

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1132148 e818238493b1b589410f802fc4166702

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1117054 887d8a61fc0f66bba26125aca927b6f4

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1097842 43799198fefec02e443e065d839b5530

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1107744 a6cf45a0ea45609b1e1e9e381ec0b62e

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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