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Debian: New CVS packages fix several potential security problems

Sebastian Krahmer and Stefan Esser discovered several vulnerabilities in the CVS server, which serves the popular Concurrent Versions System, including a double-free() in error_prog_name, an argument integer overflow, and out of bound writes in serve_notify(). Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 519-1                                        Martin Schulze
June 15th, 2004               
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Package        : cvs
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0416 CAN-2004-0417 CAN-2004-0418

Sebastian Krahmer and Stefan Esser discovered several vulnerabilities
in the CVS server, which serves the popular Concurrent Versions
System.  The Common Vulnerability and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:

CAN-2004-0416: double-free() in error_prog_name

CAN-2004-0417: argument integer overflow 

CAN-2004-0418: out of bound writes in serve_notify()

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody7.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.12.9-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      693 808c55e071608254b399c5cf8288c478
      Size/MD5 checksum:    55929 5c87146893651805658b497c8d2164f3
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2621658 500965ab9702b31605f8c58aa21a6205

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1178992 d411cdd545809660443ff35d49c6e105

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1106154 5839fcf6673e32d51fc8814591cb49d1

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1086800 1283329c4e9337eb1308945ab77738a7

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1272232 e71070f4b415c03b996fbc5e14006094

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1148086 8e70b23bba46da919774913f5b3d3b83

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1066546 e7f59327f9afdeeec311178839c6997e

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1130478 08811baa91dabf7619b2ca9bb3c84fe6

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1131936 6f51edb9c8f078f8c37ffeb87db686e7

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1116890 c50418a92b897b0bd698a389a3dd5ba5

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1097614 1e967b9a0ea2f2feaf4f83b4fb082750

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1107928 49e348f931f71a861140995edb0fcd30

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

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

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