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Slackware: cvs Arbitrary file creation vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Slackware Two seperate cvs vulnerabilities, one for the client and one for the server, allow the creation of files at arbitrary paths.

[slackware-security]  cvs security update (SSA:2004-108-02)

CVS is a client/server version control system.  As a server, it
is used to host source code repositories.  As a client, it is
used to access such repositories.  This advisory affects both uses
of CVS.

A security problem which could allow a server to create arbitrary
files on a client machine, and another security problem which may
allow a client to view files outside of the CVS repository have
been fixed with the release of cvs-1.11.15.

Any sites running CVS should upgrade to the new CVS package.

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
Sat Apr 17 14:09:23 PDT 2004
patches/packages/cvs-1.11.15-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to cvs-1.11.15.
  Fixes two security problems (server creating arbitrary files on a client
  machine, and client viewing files outside of the CVS repository).
  For more details, see:
  (* Security fix *)


Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:


Slackware 8.1 package:
e8ba67add4c86d0bd8b7dc1ce265752a  cvs-1.11.15-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
177b19dd98655f6811053f29286e4ab7  cvs-1.11.15-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
80a99f7f4e2606d6c45ad60614cef81b  cvs-1.11.15-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
6e6cbad9deab1a53c1543c72d0acad1c  cvs-1.11.15-i486-1.tgz


First, shut down the cvs server if you are running one.

Then, upgrade the package:
# upgradepkg cvs-1.11.10-i486-1.tgz

Finally, restart the CVS server.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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