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[SECURITY] [DSA 3940-1] cvs security update

Posted on 13 August 2017
Debian Security Advisory

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3940-1 security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Sebastien Delafond
August 13, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cvs
CVE ID : CVE-2017-12836
Debian Bug : 871810

It was discovered that CVS, a centralised version control system, did
not correctly handle maliciously constructed repository URLs, which
allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 2:1.12.13+real-15+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:1.12.13+real-22+deb9u1.

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: https://www.debian.org/security/

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

 

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