Debian: viewcvs information leak fix

    Date06 Dec 2004
    CategoryDebian
    7792
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Hajvan Sehic discovered several vulnerabilities in viewcvs, a utility for viewing CVS and Subversion repositories via HTTP. When exporting a repository as a tar archive the hide_cvsroot and forbidden settings were not honoured enough.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 605-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    December 6th, 2004                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : viewcvs
    Vulnerability  : settings not honored
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0915
    
    Hajvan Sehic discovered several vulnerabilities in viewcvs, a utility
    for viewing CVS and Subversion repositories via HTTP.  When exporting
    a repository as a tar archive the hide_cvsroot and forbidden settings
    were not honoured enough.
    
    When upgrading the package for woody, please make a copy of your
    /etc/viewcvs/viewcvs.conf file if you have manually edited this file.
    Upon upgrade the debconf mechanism may alter it in a way so that
    viewcvs doesn't understand it anymore.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.9.2-4woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.9.2+cvs.1.0.dev.2004.07.28-1.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your viewcvs 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/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2-4woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      628 4d0b925c801e55393ddb9d32e04699bd
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2-4woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    33345 34be8bcc7e47f26b8e85ff48a38be023
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   140063 c7857b1ed05240ad1f691ea40044daf2
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2-4woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   216628 a83bff813d3146d126dd5d6059c5ef0e
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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