[Full-Disclosure] [SECURITY] [DSA 605-1] New viewcvs packages fix information leak

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-12-06T00:00:00



Debian Security Advisory DSA 605-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze December 6th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : viewcvs Vulnerability : settings not honored Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2004-0915

Hajvan Sehic discovered several vulnerabilities in viewcvs, a utility for viewing CVS and Subversion repositories via HTTP. When exporting a repository as a tar archive the hide_cvsroot and forbidden settings were not honoured enough.

When upgrading the package for woody, please make a copy of your /etc/viewcvs/viewcvs.conf file if you have manually edited this file. Upon upgrade the debconf mechanism may alter it in a way so that viewcvs doesn't understand it anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.2-4woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.2+cvs.1.0.dev.2004.07.28-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your viewcvs 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:      628 4d0b925c801e55393ddb9d32e04699bd
  Size/MD5 checksum:    33345 34be8bcc7e47f26b8e85ff48a38be023
  Size/MD5 checksum:   140063 c7857b1ed05240ad1f691ea40044daf2

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   216628 a83bff813d3146d126dd5d6059c5ef0e

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

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>

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