Bug 61802 - Security bug: read-only users can manipulate tags
Security bug: read-only users can manipulate tags
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
7.2
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-24 14:39 EST by Jordan Russell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-18 11:47:52 EST
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Description Jordan Russell 2002-03-24 14:39:17 EST
See the post here:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=fa.eaen1uv.fgs9oi%40ifi.uio.no

And the patch here:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&selm=fa.ecet3ev.cgm88j%40ifi.uio.no

The latest cvs package - cvs-1.11.1p1-7.i386.rpm - is affected by this problem.


How reproducible:
Always


Steps to Reproduce:
- Set up a CVS pserver
- Create a "writers" file in CVSROOT
- Log in with a user name not listed in "writers"
- Notice that you can create tags, even though you should only have read-only 
access
Comment 1 Peter Bowen 2002-07-23 11:01:29 EDT
This seems like a really bad bug for people who depend on cvs tags and have
public anoncvs.  Is this serious enough to warrant an errata?
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2002-12-18 11:47:52 EST
Its in 7.3

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