Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA422] DSA-422-1 cvs


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA422] DSA-422-1 cvs

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-422-1 cvs

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The account management of the CVS pserver (which is used to give remote
access to CVS repositories) uses a CVSROOT/passwd file in each
repository which contains the accounts and their authentication
information as well as the name of the local unix account to use when a
pserver account is used. Since CVS performed no checking on what unix
account was specified anyone who could modify the CVSROOT/passwd
could gain access to all local users on the CVS server, including root.
This has been fixed in upstream version 1.11.11 by preventing pserver
from running as root. For Debian this problem is solved in version
1.11.1p1debian-9 in two different ways:
Additionally, CVS pserver had a bug in parsing module requests which
could be used to create files and directories outside a repository.
This has been fixed upstream in version 1.11.11 and Debian version
1.11.1p1debian-9.
Finally, the umask used for &ldquo
cvs init&rdquo
and
&ldquo
cvs-makerepos&rdquo
has been
changed to prevent repositories from being created with group write
permissions.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-422
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

4GB Kit Memory Upgrade Dell Precision T7400 Workstation PC2-5300F Server memory
$23.42
4GB Kit Memory Upgrade Dell Precision T7400 Workstation PC2-5300F Server memory picture8GB Kit Memory Upgrade Dell PowerEdge R410 PC3-10600R DDR3 ECC Reg Server memory
$35.84
8GB Kit Memory Upgrade Dell PowerEdge R410 PC3-10600R DDR3 ECC Reg Server memory pictureDell PowerEdge R620 1 x E5-2670 2.6GHz, S110, 16GB Ram
$839.0
Dell PowerEdge R620 1 x E5-2670 2.6GHz, S110, 16GB Ram pictureDell PowerEdge R510 1 x E5620, 4 x 300GB 15K, PERC S300, 8GB Ram
$1129.0
Dell PowerEdge R510 1 x E5620, 4 x 300GB 15K, PERC S300, 8GB Ram picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.