RHSA-2004:233-01: Updated cvs package fixes security issues
Posted on: 06/09/2004 11:27 AM

Updated cvs packages has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated cvs package fixes security issues
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:233-01
Issue date: 2004-06-09
Updated on: 2004-06-09
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords:
Cross references:
Obsoletes: RHSA-2004:190
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0414 CAN-2004-0416 CAN-2004-0417 CAN-2004-0418
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1. Topic:

An updated cvs package that fixes several server vulnerabilities, which could be exploited by a malicious client, is now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, ppc64, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

CVS is a version control system frequently used to manage source code repositories.

While investigating a previously fixed vulnerability, Derek Price discovered a flaw relating to malformed "Entry" lines which lead to a missing NULL terminator. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0414 to this issue.

Stefan Esser and Sebastian Krahmer conducted an audit of CVS and fixed a number of issues that may have had security consequences.

Among the issues deemed likely to be exploitable were:

- -- a double-free relating to the error_prog_name string (CAN-2004-0416)
- -- an argument integer overflow (CAN-2004-0417)
- -- out-of-bounds writes in serv_notify (CAN-2004-0418).

An attacker who has access to a CVS server may be able to execute arbitrary code under the UID on which the CVS server is executing.

Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches correcting these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Stefan Esser, Sebastian Krahmer, and Derek Price for auditing, disclosing, and providing patches for these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.1p1-16.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.1p1-16.i386.rpm

ia64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.1p1-16.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.1p1-16.src.rpm

ia64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.1p1-16.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.1p1-16.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.1p1-16.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.1p1-16.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.1p1-16.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.2-24.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.i386.rpm

ia64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.ia64.rpm

ppc:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.ppc.rpm

ppc64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.ppc64.rpm

s390:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.s390.rpm

s390x:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.2-24.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.i386.rpm

x86_64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.2-24.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.i386.rpm

ia64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.2-24.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.i386.rpm

ia64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
Available from Red Hat Network: cvs-1.11.2-24.x86_64.rpm



6. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name
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6ab08aa7500b7a11765e368581003680 cvs-1.11.1p1-16.i386.rpm
df21ca3d88391677f710ad351725fde0 cvs-1.11.1p1-16.ia64.rpm
93629ecea74e4699e208eaeaad1a0560 cvs-1.11.1p1-16.src.rpm
589b87ab2e0d96047d9ffe0b39cd9528 cvs-1.11.2-24.i386.rpm
d4ad9ccfa0dabbf6b568e197a897f7d3 cvs-1.11.2-24.ia64.rpm
ea79fbc05a95d97735a897f01770fdfd cvs-1.11.2-24.ppc.rpm
704dd6dd8be7e2ead353c5fd399d4cc8 cvs-1.11.2-24.ppc64.rpm
76caa8cb35ff6a082af8d3301e4866ca cvs-1.11.2-24.s390.rpm
8116f490790c1a393c51b72fead9d48f cvs-1.11.2-24.s390x.rpm
865473c922858a56e30eb9f9ee6f84ac cvs-1.11.2-24.src.rpm
6cb397fe4e7dcec66a7b8b4249f36176 cvs-1.11.2-24.x86_64.rpm


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key is available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

md5sum <filename>


7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0414
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0416
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0417
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0418

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.


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