Mandrake: cvs Unauthorized access vulnerability (correction)
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake The previous updates had an incorrect temporary directory hard-coded in the cvs binary for 9.1 and 9.2. This update corrects the problem.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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 Package name:           cvs
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:112-1
 Date:                   December 10th, 2003
 Original Advisory Date: December 8th, 2003
 Affected versions:	 9.1, 9.2
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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.
  
Update:

 The previous updates had an incorrect temporary directory hard-coded
 in the cvs binary for 9.1 and 9.2.  This update corrects the problem.
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 References:

   http://ccvs.cvshome.org/servlets/NewsItemView?newsID=84&JServSessionIdservlets=8u3x1myav1
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 Updated Packages:
  
 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 e16e571b0c94bb8c90b2e3f620975845  9.1/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 23a8af158abeff53dee68134f1f74e9b  9.1/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 fe0c799fdb5958ff751550217049e8c1  ppc/9.1/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 23a8af158abeff53dee68134f1f74e9b  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 40cb9ef455fa6691dd83c825cb9b7187  9.2/RPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 462be325ab3b81b3d66d3b50667299e0  9.2/SRPMS/cvs-1.11.10-0.2.92mdk.src.rpm
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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
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