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DSA 117-1-cvs

by Nikola Strahija on March 5th, 2002 Kim Nielsen recently found an internal problem with the CVS server and reported it to the vuln-dev mailing list. The problem is triggered by an improperly initialized global variable. A user exploiting this can crash the CVS server, which may be accessed through the pserver service and running under a remote user id. It is not yet clear if the remote account can be exposed, through.

This problem has been fixed in version 1.10.7-9 for the stable Debian
distribution and in version newer than 1.11.1p1debian-3 for the
testing and unstable distribution of Debian (not yet uploaded,

We recommend that you upgrade your CVS package.

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:
MD5 checksum: f90a1612f3680766c535d4e8d6309ee2
MD5 checksum: 08c24ca9e9bc9f6490bb38939a8c189e
MD5 checksum: 614e72d2a6dff40f3f5bec2e9be270f2

Architecture independent components:
MD5 checksum: e116fdd2fa30bf75b6e511fe6b6e6290

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: a1de65bd246e17d2deb993647bfea4b8

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 63ae9530b2260ccd89ee8d5ec5fcd9b9

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: af8331fa78feee3029ebdde3e743adf5

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 3b64d8696495ce8be5972c34277070a8

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: 742a220829c357c5095bb40ce07f6f28

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: d3f832da7a1a7c228292dd32d6059075

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

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see


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