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[SECURITY] [DSA 233-1] New cvs packages fix arbitrary code execution

by Nikola Strahija on January 22nd, 2003 Stefan Esser discovered a problem in cvs, a concurrent versions system, which is used for many Free Software projects.


Package : cvs
Vulnerability : doubly freed memory
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0015

Stefan Esser discovered a problem in cvs, a concurrent versions
system, which is used for many Free Software projects. The current
version contais a flaw that can be used by a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the CVS server under the user id the CVS
server runs as. Anonymous read-only access is sufficient to exploit
this problem.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 1.11.1p1debian-8.1.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 1.10.7-9.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package immediately.


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 2.2 alias potato
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 582 5c3493da60574f2d207376ffc8023964
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 35717 76d1e80427b67945e2b10c4bd449b1b7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2312181 614e72d2a6dff40f3f5bec2e9be270f2

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs-doc_1.10.7-9.2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 875428 d7a1b05fc60c8524077b41abef40be82

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 559820 6d27ca86cf46ffdec1ff9ca0710c74d2

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 474478 93283c96da77a7c2906576632ff1f666

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 455974 32924918a5a027f287c1fff64139aa98

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 434776 df8c02b15a87bec5658d88e913bb0617

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 484070 78114da539eb4db94d5be1b77e6f1145

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.10.7-9.2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 476174 159dc8aefaffe14e4188efc9efae1b1a


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-8.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 687 3bd481f023c7d48ebf940f18f7c33676
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 46985 f82269f5699a64b3c8a1836f4307d5b1
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-8.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1177920 eed3c107f8156965a2648ff6bc57ea1a

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1104340 6d55d5b6013029726f33d27f756e8232

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1085010 db4c58e92bfdc56730c14df95ba8fab8

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1269590 4cea089453af0476f3c304a9c0055092

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1146366 157380627dc8e7e8c0cc3d6510bb8c85

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1064640 c31eb6a3f549f1e3f88ce334895e5e28

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1128826 73112b82d7c2a1bb36bee6f172809e00

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1130112 f358566006b1ee33a1872c9e485e1ce1

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1115310 9cce0571143b2bdf118b7e215d6aaa5e

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1096250 74df925521a9fb91bc9dfef9dce15e1a

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-8.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1106098 d69a55f754484761aebc67a723b81aa6


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;

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