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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0328 -- OpenBSD Security Advisory
Pathname Validation Problems in cvs
06 May 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: OpenBSD-current
Other Linux variants
Other UNIX variants
Impact: Overwrite Arbitrary Files
Access Privileged Data
Access Required: Remote
CVE Names: CAN-2003-0977 CAN-2004-0180 CAN-2004-0405
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Pathname validation problems have been found in cvs(1), allowing malicious
clients to create files outside the repository, allowing malicious servers
to overwrite files outside the local CVS tree on the client and allowing
clients to check out files outside the CVS repository.
CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0977 CAN-2004-0180 CAN-2004-0405
The problems have been fixed in OpenBSD-current as well as the 3.5-stable,
3.4-stable and 3.3-stable branches.
Patches are available from:
For more information, see:
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