Package : scponly
Vulnerability : design flaw
Problem type : remote
CVE Ids : CVE-2007-6350, CVE-2007-6415
Debian Bug : 437148
Joachim Breitner discovered that Subversion support in scponly is
inherently insecure, allowing execution of arbitrary commands. Further
investigation showed that rsync and Unison support suffer from similar
issues. This set of issues has been assigned CVE-2007-6350.
In addition, it was discovered that it was possible to invoke with scp
with certain options that may lead to execution of arbitrary commands
This update removes Subversion, rsync and Unison support from the
scponly package, and prevents scp from being invoked with the dangerous
For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
For the old stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed
in version 4.0-1sarge2.
The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your scponly package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.