TurboLinux Security Announcement: Package: cvsweb-1.90 and earlierAug 01, 2000, 23:53 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 11:08:12 -0700 (PDT)
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TurboLinux Security Announcement Package: cvsweb-1.90 and earlier Date: Tuesday August 1 11:00 PDT 2000 Affected TurboLinux versions: 6.0.5 and earlier Vulnerability Type: remote shell exploit TurboLinux Advisory ID#: TLSA2000016-1 Credits:
A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update the package in your installation as soon as possible or disable the service.
1. Problem Summary
Current and previous version of cvsweb allow remote users to access/write files as the default web user via the cvsweb.cgi script.
remote read/write access to arbitrary files owned by the default web user is possible via this exploit.
Please upgrade both the cvsweb package to match the new revision
Update the packages from our ftp server by running the following command:
rpm -Fv ftp_path_to_filename
Where ftp_path_to_filename is the following:
The source RPM can be downloaded here:
**Note: You must rebuild and install the RPM if you choose to download and install the SRPM. Simply installing the SRPM alone WILL NOT CLOSE THE SECURITY HOLE.
Please verify the MD5 checksum of the update before you install:
MD5 sum Package Name
a9983e6d1fa2fae00f136a0b9c1708a2 cvsweb-1.91-3.noarch.rpm e1a178d0280d56334922b533b6413db7 cvsweb-1.91-3.src.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Turbolinux for security. Our key is available here:
To verify a package, use the following command:
rpm --checksig name_of_rpm
To examine only the md5sum, use the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg name_of_rpm
**Note: Checking GPG keys requires RPM 3.0 or higher.
You can find more updates on our ftp server:
for TL6.0 Workstation and Server security updates
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