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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CVS Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
CVS Unsafe Temporary Files in 'cvsbug' May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014857
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014857
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2693   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 6 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.12.12 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CVS. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The cvsbug application uses temporary files in an unsafe manner. A local user can cause arbitrary instructions to be executed when a target user runs cvsbug. The instructions will executed with the privileges of the user running cvsbug.

Josh Bressers reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain the privileges of the user running 'cvsbug' on the target system.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of the original entry.

Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-756.html

FreeBSD has issued a fix for FreeBSD:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:20.cvsbug.asc

Vendor URL:  www.nongnu.org/cvs/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 6 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CVS Unsafe Temporary Files in 'cvsbug' May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix.



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