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FreeBSD-SA-04:07.cvs                                        Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          CVS path validation errors

Category:       contrib
Module:         contrib_cvs
Announced:      2004-04-15
Revised:        2004-04-16
Credits:        Sebastian Krahmer <krahmer@suse.de>
                Derek Robert Price <derek@ximbiot.com>
Affects:        All FreeBSD versions prior to 4.10-RELEASE
Corrected:      2004-04-15 15:35:26 UTC (RELENG_4, 4.10-BETA)
                2004-04-15 15:42:50 UTC (RELENG_5_2, 5.2.1-RELEASE-p5)
                2004-04-15 15:59:05 UTC (RELENG_4_9, 4.9-RELEASE-p5)
                2004-04-15 15:59:54 UTC (RELENG_4_8, 4.8-RELEASE-p18)
CVE Name:       CAN-2004-0180CAN-2004-0405
FreeBSD only:   NO

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories,
including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the
following sections, please visit
<URL:http://www.freebsd.org/security/>.

0.   Revision History

v1.0 2004-04-14  Initial release.
v1.1 2004-04-15  Added additional CVE name.  Corrected affected release
                 names.  Reworded `Workaround' section.

I.   Background

The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) is a version control system.  It
may be used to access a repository locally, or to access a `remote
repository' using a number of different methods.  When accessing a
remote repository, the target machine runs the CVS server to fulfill
client requests.

II.  Problem Description

Two programming errors were discovered in which path names handled by
CVS were not properly validated.  In one case, CAN-2004-0180, the CVS
client accepts absolute path names from the server when determining
which files to update.  In another case, CAN-2004-0405, the CVS server
accepts relative path names from the client when determining which
files to transmit, including those containing references to parent
directories (`../').

III. Impact

These programming errors generally only have a security impact when
dealing with remote CVS repositories.

A malicious CVS server may cause a CVS client to overwrite arbitrary
files on the client's system.

A CVS client may request RCS files from a remote system other than
those in the repository specified by $CVSROOT.  These RCS files need
not be part of any CVS repository themselves.

IV.  Workaround

Users of CVS clients should avoid accessing remote repositories.
Administrators of CVS repositories should disable remote access.

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to 4-STABLE; or to the RELENG_5_2,
RELENG_4_9, or RELENG_4_8 security branch dated after the correction
date.

2) To patch your present system:

The following patches have been verified to apply to FreeBSD 4.8,
4.9, 5.1, and 5.2 systems.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

# fetch ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/patches/SA-04:07/cvs.patch
# fetch ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/patches/SA-04:07/cvs.patch.asc

b) Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch
# cd /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/cvs
# make obj && make depend && make && make install

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the revision numbers of each file that was
corrected in FreeBSD.

Branch                                                           Revision
  Path
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
RELENG_4
  src/contrib/cvs/src/client.c                                    1.2.2.7
  src/contrib/cvs/src/modules.c                               1.1.1.5.2.4
RELENG_5_2
  src/UPDATING                                                 1.282.2.13
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                       1.56.2.12
  src/contrib/cvs/src/client.c                                   1.10.4.1
  src/contrib/cvs/src/modules.c                               1.1.1.8.6.2
RELENG_4_9
  src/UPDATING                                              1.73.2.89.2.6
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                   1.44.2.32.2.6
  src/contrib/cvs/src/client.c                                1.2.2.6.4.1
  src/contrib/cvs/src/modules.c                           1.1.1.5.2.3.4.1
RELENG_4_8
  src/UPDATING                                             1.73.2.80.2.21
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.44.2.29.2.19
  src/contrib/cvs/src/client.c                                1.2.2.6.2.1
  src/contrib/cvs/src/modules.c                           1.1.1.5.2.3.2.1
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VII. References

http://ccvs.cvshome.org/servlets/NewsItemView?newsID=102
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