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Debian: Security update for CVS

It was discovered that a malicious CVS server could cause a heap overflow in the CVS client, potentially allowing the server to execute arbitrary code on the client. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2407-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
February 09, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : cvs
Vulnerability  : heap overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0804

It was discovered that a malicious CVS server could cause a heap
overflow in the CVS client, potentially allowing the server to execute
arbitrary code on the client.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.12.13-12+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.12.13+real-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your cvs packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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