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Security bugfix for CVS


(Last modified: 11MAR2002)

solutions Security bugfix for CVS SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (312fc40669e15b4bf5f61160e5590e20)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: cvs
Release: 20020311
Obsoletes: none


Everybody using cvs should install this patch.



Problem description

This patch fixes the libz double-free() problem in cvs. The cvs package needs its own fix because it brings its own version of the compression library. If your instances of the cvs server are being started by inetd or xinetd, you do not need to restart any service after performing this update.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh cvs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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