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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: cvs

Jun 11, 2004, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 517-1 Martin Schulze
June 10th, 2004

Package : cvs
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0414

Derek Robert Price discovered a potential buffer overflow vulnerability in the CVS server, based on a malformed Entry, which serves the popular Concurrent Versions System.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody6.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.12.8-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url

will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update

will update the internal database apt-get upgrade

will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 693 78cbaadcaaca26b6314519f07438f315
Size/MD5 checksum: 53411 8929158c0e561a3a9dfffb3fe139ebcc
Size/MD5 checksum: 2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1178980 a0cbfe582bc24d6aeaabf73864cf5ea7

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1105486 b72090d480345f2d53a9865508ccbde6

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1086270 045983b8647b3c1ddfdf790f38827099

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1271230 345ffdefe2745de88627909480628d3c

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1147628 d13cf3f32407ec327dff62079825aa97

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1065934 61ace03fa7975fd2d16b52973635823a

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1130030 a246813a0ec77d80ca670dd4d8b3cf6e

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1131336 0e207672b627d0273967a98893d85afd

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1116424 d43475e6515397d7b2cdabbf3841e4eb

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1097264 547f092cf847da218eea35301575319c

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1107512 c960e899d7e95b357a1fff411d86bd6e

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>