Security holes splatter Open Source

    Date11 Jun 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Check out the disconnect between the screaming headline and ho-hum news. Its not like this is the first time we've seen problems with cvs:

    A key open source tool used by developers to track and manage changes in computer code has six security glitches and counting. Concurrent Versions System (CVS) is used to manage code on a number of top open source software development projects. . . . A key open source tool used by developers to track and manage changes in computer code has six security glitches and counting.

    Concurrent Versions System (CVS) is used to manage code on a number of top open source software development projects.

    Discovered by German security firm E-matters, the six holes could enable remote attackers to launch denial of service attacks or run malicious code on systems hosting vulnerable versions of CVS.

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