Fedora Core 2 Update: cvs-1.11.15-6
Posted on: 05/19/2004 02:50 PM

A cvs update is available for Fedora Core 2

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : cvs
Version : 1.11.15

Release : 6

Summary : A version control system.
Description :
CVS (Concurrent Version System) is a version control system that can record the history of your files (usually, but not always, source code). CVS only stores the differences between versions, instead of every version of every file you have ever created. CVS also keeps a log of who, when, and why changes occurred.

CVS is very helpful for managing releases and controlling the concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. Instead of providing version control for a collection of files in a single directory, CVS provides version control for a hierarchical collection of directories consisting of revision controlled files. These directories and files can then be combined together to form a software release.

Update Information:

Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in cvs where malformed "Entry" lines could cause a heap overflow. An attacker who has access to a CVS server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code under the UID which the CVS server is executing. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0396 to this issue.

This update includes a patch by Derek Price, based on a patch by Stefan Esser, which corrects this flaw.

* Tue May 18 2004 Nalin Dahyabhai nalin@redhat.com 1.11.15-6

- rebuild

* Thu May 13 2004 Nalin Dahyabhai nalin@redhat.com 1.11.15-5

- use revised version of Stefan Esser's patch provided by Derek Robert Price

* Mon May 03 2004 Nalin Dahyabhai nalin@redhat.com 1.11.15-4

- rebuild

* Mon May 03 2004 Nalin Dahyabhai nalin@redhat.com 1.11.15-3

- add patch from Stefan Esser to close CAN-2004-0396

This update can be downloaded from:

e4e908430953b43fcd8543b4cf3ba123 SRPMS/cvs-1.11.15-6.src.rpm
a05f5a97fa3e6b9a51eba6f418b51092 i386/cvs-1.11.15-6.i386.rpm
8484fea6acfc241e351a16ad9199db47 i386/debug/cvs-debuginfo-1.11.15-6.i386.r
727d6b8fa0bd49ef2c9bbe4cf3205250 x86_64/cvs-1.11.15-6.x86_64.rpm
b7ad37eee7739318c78985d2b598f878 x86_64/debug/cvs-debuginfo-1.11.15-6.x86_

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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