MDKSA-2003:112-1 - Updated cvs packages fix malformed module request vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2003-12-15T00:00:00



            Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

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

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.


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.


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

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

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gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

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