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Debian: 'cvs' Improver variable initialization Print E-mail
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Debian The problem is triggered byan improperly initialized global variable. A user exploiting this cancrash the CVS server, which may be accessed through the pserverservice and running under a remote user id. It is not yet clear ifthe remote account can be exposed, through.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 117-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
March 5th, 2002
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Package        : cvs
Vulnerability  : improper variable initialization
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

Kim Nielsen recently found an internal problem with the CVS server and
reported it to the vuln-dev mailing list.  The problem is triggered by
an improperly initialized global variable.  A user exploiting this can
crash the CVS server, which may be accessed through the pserver
service and running under a remote user id.  It is not yet clear if
the remote account can be exposed, through.

This problem has been fixed in version 1.10.7-9 for the stable Debian
distribution and in version newer than 1.11.1p1debian-3 for the
testing and unstable distribution of Debian (not yet uploaded,
though).

We recommend that you upgrade your CVS package.

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 2.2 alias potato
------------------------------------

  Source archives:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/cvs_1.10.7-9.dsc
      MD5 checksum: f90a1612f3680766c535d4e8d6309ee2
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/cvs_1.10.7-9.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 08c24ca9e9bc9f6490bb38939a8c189e
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/cvs_1.10.7.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 614e72d2a6dff40f3f5bec2e9be270f2

  Architecture independent components:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-all/cvs-doc_1.10.7-9_all.deb
      MD5 checksum: e116fdd2fa30bf75b6e511fe6b6e6290

  Alpha architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/cvs_1.10.7-9_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: a1de65bd246e17d2deb993647bfea4b8

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/cvs_1.10.7-9_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 63ae9530b2260ccd89ee8d5ec5fcd9b9

  Intel ia32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/cvs_1.10.7-9_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: af8331fa78feee3029ebdde3e743adf5

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/cvs_1.10.7-9_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 3b64d8696495ce8be5972c34277070a8

  PowerPC architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/cvs_1.10.7-9_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 742a220829c357c5095bb40ce07f6f28

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/cvs_1.10.7-9_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: d3f832da7a1a7c228292dd32d6059075


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

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For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/




 
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