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UPDATE: [ GLSA 200504-16 ] CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervoszgentoo.org)
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 05:20:15 CDT


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [UPDATE] GLSA 200504-16:02
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  Severity: High
     Title: CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: April 18, 2005
   Updated: April 21, 2005
      Bugs: #86476
        ID: 200504-16:02

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Update
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The initial version did not fix several DoS vulnerabilities and one instance
of arbitrary code execution. The arbitrary code execution was only possible
under very specific circumstances.

The updated sections appear below.

Affected packages
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     Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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  1 dev-util/cvs < 1.11.20 >= 1.11.20

Description
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Alen Zukich has discovered several serious security issues in CVS,
including at least one buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0753), memory leaks
and a NULL pointer dereferencing error. Furthermore when launching
trigger scripts CVS includes a user controlled directory.

Resolution
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All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/cvs-1.11.20"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-16.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
securitygentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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