DSA 605-1: New viewcvs packages fix information leak
Posted on: 12/06/2004 08:10 AM

New viewcvs packages has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 605-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
December 6th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : viewcvs
Vulnerability : settings not honored
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0915

Hajvan Sehic discovered several vulnerabilities in viewcvs, a utility for viewing CVS and Subversion repositories via HTTP. When exporting a repository as a tar archive the hide_cvsroot and forbidden settings were not honoured enough.

When upgrading the package for woody, please make a copy of your /etc/viewcvs/viewcvs.conf file if you have manually edited this file. Upon upgrade the debconf mechanism may alter it in a way so that viewcvs doesn't understand it anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.2-4woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.2+cvs.1.0.dev.2004.07.28-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your viewcvs 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

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 628 4d0b925c801e55393ddb9d32e04699bd
Size/MD5 checksum: 33345 34be8bcc7e47f26b8e85ff48a38be023
Size/MD5 checksum: 140063 c7857b1ed05240ad1f691ea40044daf2

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 216628 a83bff813d3146d126dd5d6059c5ef0e

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

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