Flaws drill holes in open-source repository

Thursday, 20 May 2004, 6:12 AM EST

One vulnerability affects the Concurrent Versions System (CVS), an application used by many developers to store program code. The other flaw affects a newer, less widely used system known as Subversion, said Stefan Esser, the researcher who discovered the security holes.

The CVS software, in particular, is run by many large open-source projects to create servers that maintain the versions of a program under development. Groups developing the Gnome and KDE Linux desktops, the Apache Web server and large Linux distributions, are among those that use servers with the source code databases.

These groups were notified of the security issues earlier in May and have already installed patches, said Esser, who is the chief security and technology officer at e-Matters, a German software company.

By Robert Lemos at ZDNet.

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