cvs (SSA:2004-140-01)
Posted on: 05/20/2004 04:49 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:

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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
For more details, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

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:

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.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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