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Re: pserver unrecognized auth error.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: pserver unrecognized auth error.
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:51:49 -0400 (EDT)

address@hidden writes:
> where cvspserver contains :
> args="--allow-root=/var/cvs_repositories/ort /var/cvs_repositories/den"

You need to repeat the "--allow-root=":


> if [ -n "$args" ]; then
>     exec /usr/local/cvs-1.12.1/bin/cvs -t -f $args pserver

You don't really want -t.

>     echo "runing cvs with -f $args pserver"

Nor do you want that stray message injected into the client/server

> else
>     echo "no repository configured in $CONF" 1>&2
>     exit 2
> fi


> # telnet localhost 2401
> Trying
> Connected to localhost.localdomain (
> Escape character is '^]'.
> /var/cvs_repositories/ort
> /var/cvs_repositories/den
> cvs [pserver aborted]: bad auth protocol start:

My guess is that /usr/local/cvs-1.12.1/bin/cvs is also a (defective)
shell script.  Or at least not a normal CVS executable.

-Larry Jones

Talk about someone easy to exploit! -- Calvin

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