Bug 118719 - CAN-2004-0180 Malicious CVS server
CAN-2004-0180 Malicious CVS server
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
2.1
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-03-19 09:48 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-14 09:53:59 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-03-19 09:48:46 EST
Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in CVS clients where rcs diff
files can create files with absolute pathnames. An attacker could
create a fake malicious CVS server that would cause arbitrary files to
be created or overwritten when a victim connects to it. 

Embargoed; not sure on public date yet.  Possibly March 22nd or Apr 14th
or March 31st.  

        CAN-2004-0180 Affects: 2.1AS 2.1ES 2.1WS 2.1AW
        CAN-2004-0180 Affects: 3AS 3ES 3WS
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-03-29 02:19:50 EST
note: embargo date set as Apr14

RHSA-2004:153 in progress
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-04-14 09:53:59 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-153.html
Comment 4 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-04-14 10:05:32 EDT
removing embargo

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