cvs (SSA:2004-140-01)
Posted on: 05/20/2004 02:49 AM

Updated cvs packages are now available for Slackware Linux:

New cvs packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current to fix a buffer overflow vulnerability which could allow an attacker to run arbitrary programs on the CVS server. Sites running a CVS server should upgrade to the new CVS package right away.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0396

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Wed May 19 14:16:32 PDT 2004
patches/packages/cvs-1.11.16-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cvs-1.11.16. From
the NEWS file:
A potential buffer overflow vulnerability in the server has been fixed.
Prior to this patch, a malicious client could potentially use carefully
crafted server requests to run arbitrary programs on the CVS server
machine.
For more details, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0396
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/cvs-1.11.16-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/cvs-1.11.16-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/cvs-1.11.16-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/d/cvs-1.11.16-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
331f90ce4d283fb21fb83b5367931a46 cvs-1.11.16-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
26d5ccf024151d8738abd0c62e78a6ac cvs-1.11.16-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
a65697b36eae4b10c7418eea2c3f0c0e cvs-1.11.16-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
dc3175ea975873d4e18fcc250e5dba2b cvs-1.11.16-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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First, shut down the cvs server if you are running one.

Then, upgrade the package:
# upgradepkg cvs-1.11.16-i486-1.tgz

Finally, restart the CVS server.


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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