Several problems have been discovered in the CVS server, which serves the popular Concurrent Versions System. The Common Vulnerability and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Maks Polunin and Alberto Garcia discovered independently that using the pserver access method in connection with the repouid patch that Debian uses it is possible to bypass the password and gain access to the repository in question.
Alberto Garcia discovered that a remote user can cause the cvs server to crash when the cvs-repouids file exists but does not contain a mapping for the current repository, which can be used as a denial of service attack.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.11.1p1debian-10.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.12.9-11.
We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package.
Upgrade Instructions ---------------------
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 ---------------------------------