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Turbolinux Security Announcement: cvsweb

May 08, 2001, 10:28 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 16:10:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: TurboLinux Security Team <security@www1.turbolinux.com>
Subject: [TL-Security-Announce] TLSA2001010 cvsweb-1.93-1


                     Turbolinux Security Announcement

        Package: cvsweb
        Vulnerable Packages: All Turbolinux versions previous to 1.91-3
        Date: 05/03/2001 5:00 PDT

        Affected Turbolinux versions: TL Server 6.5, TL Workstation 6.1,
                                      Turbolinux versions 6.0.5 and earlier
        Turbolinux Advisory ID#:  TLSA2001010
        Credits:  Vulnerability discovered by Joey Hess


A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please
update the package in your installation as soon as possible or disable the

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.

2. Impact

   Remote read/write access to arbitrary files owned by the default web
   user is possible via this exploit.

3. Solution
   Update the packages from our ftp server by running the following

   rpm -Uvh 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

 Please verify the MD5 checksums of the updates before you install:

  MD5 sum                               Package Name
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

701bc3687dd2259fa6090e845d37fe4a        cvsweb-1.93-1.noarch.rpm/
210077135b6aa6df2d693c5be9771910        cvsweb-1.93-1.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:

 md5sum 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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