Mandrake alert: Updated cvs packages fix malformed module request vulnerability
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.
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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
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.
Mandrake Linux 9.1:
Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
Mandrake Linux 9.2:
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the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver http://www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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