CVS malformed module file manipulation

cvs-module-file-manipulation (13929) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

CVS (Concurrent Versions System) could allow a remote attacker to create files on the system. By sending a malformed module request, a remote attacker could create directories and files in the filesystem root.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of CVS (1.11.10), available from the Concurrent Versions System Web site. See References.

For Slackware Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cvs package, as listed below. Refer to slackware-security Mailing List, Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:52:45 -0800 (PST) for more information. See References.

Slackware Linux 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current: 1.11.10 or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cvs package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:112-1 : cvs for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.1: 1.11.10-0.2.91mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2: 1.11.10-0.2.92mdk or later

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of cvs (1.11.10 or later), as listed in Gentoo Linux Security Announcement 200312-04. See References.

For Turbolinux:
Upgrade to the latest cvs package (1.12.4-1 or later), as listed in Turbolinux Security Advisory TLSA-2003-69. See References.

For OpenPKG:
Upgrade to the latest cvs package, as listed below. Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2002.052 for more information. See References.

OpenPKG 1.2: 1.11.5-1.2.3 or later
OpenPKG 1.3: 1.12.1-1.3.1 or later
OpenPKG CURRENT: 1.12.3-20031205 or later

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest CVS package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:003-01 for more information. See References.

Red Hat 9: 1.11.2-13 or later

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cvs package, as listed below. Refer to DSA-422-1 for more information. See References.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (Woody): 1.11.1 or later

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cvs package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:808 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 8: 1.11-9U80_5cl or later or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 1.11-22818U90_2cl or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • CVS, Derek Price CVS (Concurrent Versions System) prior to 1.11.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 1.2
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 1.3
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Linux 9.0
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 8.0
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.0
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux current
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Advanced Server 6
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 6.1
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 6.5
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Workstation 6.0

Reported:

Dec 08, 2003

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