CVS (SSA:2005-111-01)
Posted on: 04/22/2005 07:12 AM

New CVS packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix security issues.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cvs-1.11.20.
From "This version fixes many minor security issues in the
CVS server executable including a potentially serious buffer overflow
vulnerability with no known exploit. We recommend this upgrade for all CVS
For more information, 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 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
c94fb036f87d31bb78cb70f97802ef4a cvs-1.11.20-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
180fe0ba92cc5ee557f5468823c0e365 cvs-1.11.20-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
11aec60a9dd42ed9b6cd5bd1e13f7f00 cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
ae181089d20698948d294facad010cbe cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
893c9053b6f38c429d386fb70bea19e0 cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
4f6f74e6fdfe259a2c3f6088ee84d5c8 cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

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

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz

Finally, restart the CVS server.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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