DSA 505-1: New cvs packages fix remote exploit
Posted on: 05/19/2004 04:08 AM

New cvs packages has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 505-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
May 19th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cvs
Vulnerability : heap overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0396

Stefan Esser discovered a heap overflow in the CVS server, which serves the popular Concurrent Versions System. Malformed "Entry" Lines in combination with Is-modified and Unchanged can be used to overflow malloc()ed memory. This was prooven to be exploitable.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.12.5-6.

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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 693 c4580daf3d02e68bf271c3fc2fa9fe8c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 52212 a44f53ccf950679f3257a2f3487220b7
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-9woody4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1178736 503ab302999d5fec9c4cb41f735bc2ab

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1105276 8b2536e975a3272b5d10590bd768b6c7

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1085994 195aa822dbd450bbb3321f17442b3644

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1270986 2adee3e24f61234e0c597c55983257df

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1147338 e1a7eec47c9f6ca11d342c7a680abd93

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1065866 5238933fe0b1d9a9e7e2506cc39d8411

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1129740 c6e9a932c2bdabbfee51c792d813a439

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1131106 05424d6056d0c9123c88b7e7f6b27f7d

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1116184 1fe49f6356a160087cf669f7afc12700

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1097006 6e98ead7e926fc07203cf43e84b1152d

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cvs/cvs_1.11.1p1debian-9woody4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1107284 47f8dad7b309c9c19542bf1fc9502f77


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


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