The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) offers tools which allow developers to share and maintain large software projects. During the analyzation of the CVS protocol and their implementation, the SuSE Security Team discovered a flaw within the handling of pathnames. Evil CVS servers could specify absolute pathnames during checkouts and updates, which allows to create arbitrary files with the permissions of the user invoking the CVS client. This could lead to a compromise of the system.
Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement. Then, install the package using the command "rpm -Fhv file.rpm" to apply the update. Our maintenance customers are being notified individually. The packages are being offered to install from the maintenance web.
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