Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1297-1 gforge-plugin-scmcvs -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
24 May 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-0246.
More information:

Bernhard R. Link discovered that the CVS browsing interface of Gforge, a collaborative development tool, performs insufficient escaping of URLs, which allows the execution of arbitrary shell commands with the privileges of the www-data user.

The oldstable distribution (sarge) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 4.5.14-5etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 4.5.14-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your gforge-plugin-scmcvs package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.