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Debian: New viewcvs packages fix information leak

Hajvan Sehic discovered several vulnerabilities in viewcvs, a utility for viewing CVS and Subversion repositories via HTTP. When exporting a repository as a tar archive the hide_cvsroot and forbidden settings were not honoured enough. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 605-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
December 6th, 2004                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : viewcvs
Vulnerability  : settings not honored
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0915

Hajvan Sehic discovered several vulnerabilities in viewcvs, a utility
for viewing CVS and Subversion repositories via HTTP.  When exporting
a repository as a tar archive the hide_cvsroot and forbidden settings
were not honoured enough.

When upgrading the package for woody, please make a copy of your
/etc/viewcvs/viewcvs.conf file if you have manually edited this file.
Upon upgrade the debconf mechanism may alter it in a way so that
viewcvs doesn't understand it anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.9.2-4woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.9.2+cvs.1.0.dev.2004.07.28-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your viewcvs 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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2-4woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      628 4d0b925c801e55393ddb9d32e04699bd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2-4woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33345 34be8bcc7e47f26b8e85ff48a38be023
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   140063 c7857b1ed05240ad1f691ea40044daf2

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/viewcvs/viewcvs_0.9.2-4woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   216628 a83bff813d3146d126dd5d6059c5ef0e


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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