Mandrake: cvs Unauthorized access vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake A vulnerability was discovered in the CVS server < 1.11.10 where a malformed module request could cause the CVS server to attempt to create directories and possibly files at the root of the filesystem holding the CVS repository.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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 Package name:           cvs
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:112
 Date:                   December 8th, 2003

 Affected versions:	 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1
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 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered in the CVS server < 1.11.10 where a
 malformed module request could cause the CVS server to attempt to
 create directories and possibly files at the root of the filesystem
 holding the CVS repository.
 
 Updated packages are available that fix the vulnerability by providing
 CVS 1.11.10 on all supported distributions.
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 References:

   http://ccvs.cvshome.org/servlets/NewsItemView?newsID=84&JServSessionIdservlets=8u3x1myav1
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 Updated Packages:
  
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 3df2e61371a43ace630867b785bdd2c8  corporate/2.1/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 60da7875867b5162d6289124e20f56f3  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 2a052c43d454d6b5839c45106ebd78c6  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 60da7875867b5162d6289124e20f56f3  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 5806c1f58d1a4b50071c4e8eabf8ca70  9.0/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.90mdk.i586.rpm
 34d0619fb9a4b33bc267077ec53c4325  9.0/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.90mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 09a0e4a98785f7c280721f8da9464d56  9.1/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
 bdc1ec67c325d52513e363a65d4966f4  9.1/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 a98001e93bb247876fb43da2b605bec6  ppc/9.1/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 bdc1ec67c325d52513e363a65d4966f4  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 449dd893fe2f4be99720e6429291bcd9  9.2/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 65182f4e05d59d8fc849e638b938cf25  9.2/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.1.92mdk.src.rpm
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 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

 All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
 update.

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

 MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
 anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
 visiting:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  
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