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Re: [Fwd: Help needed with bufferoverflow in cvs]

From: Tollef Fog Heen
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Help needed with bufferoverflow in cvs]
Date: 20 Feb 2002 18:50:59 +0100
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* Niels Heinen 

*sigh*, what doesn't one get in the lap on one's first day as Debian's
cvs package maintainer? ;)

| This was posted on vuln-dev@securityfocus.com today.


| it seems that cvs (version 1.10.7 from Debians stable repos) has a
| bufferoverflow but I'm but sure if it's exploitable
| ls -la /usr/bin/cvs
| -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       490160 Mar 22  2000 /usr/bin/cvs
| no suid bit but it's owned by root

That it's owned by root shouldn't matter.  The issue might be whether
it's possible to exploit this through pserver.  I just got this
message and haven't had the time to look at it yet.

Will do and report back, asap (or at least asa I can find myself a
potato box).

Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.

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