[Full-Disclosure] MDKSA-2003:112-1 - Updated cvs packages fix malformed module request vulnerability

From: Mandrake Linux Security Team (security_at_linux-mandrake.com)
Date: 12/11/03

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                    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

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