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From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 15:55:25 -0400 (EDT)

tom@lemuria.org writes:
> on login failures, lines like the following appear in the syslog:
> cvs: login failure by tom / °^F^W@°^F^W@^P (for /home/cvs)
> it should be obvious that the part behind the / is not any actual data, so it
> most likely is grabbing into a wrong memory area there.
> if the data that should be there is remotely-supplied (password? servername?)
> it may be possible to exploit this.

It's the right memory area, but it's already been free'ed.  I can't
imagine any way to exploit it.

It's fixed (over a year ago) in CVS 1.11.2, which you can get from

-Larry Jones

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