Bug 82014 - cvs remote security issue
Summary: cvs remote security issue
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cvs
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-16 11:34 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-20 21:23:12 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:013 0 high SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: cvs security update 2003-01-15 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-01-16 11:34:17 UTC
During an audit of the CVS sources, Stefan Esser of
e-matters discovered an exploitable double-free bug in the CVS server.

On servers which are configured to allow anonymous read-only access, this
bug could be used by anonymous users to gain write privileges and execute
arbitrary commands on the server.

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-01-20 21:23:12 UTC
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.


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