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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated cvs packages that fix a client vulnerability that could be
exploited by a malicious server are now available.
[Updated Apr 19 2004] The description text has been updated to include
CVE-2004-0405 which was also fixed but not mentioned when this
advisory was first released. There has been no change to the packages
associated with this advisory.
CVS is a version control system frequently used to manage source code
Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in CVS clients where rcs diff
files can create files with absolute pathnames. An attacker could
create a fake malicious CVS server that would cause arbitrary files to
be created or overwritten when a victim connects to it. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0180 to this issue.
Derek Price discovered a vulnerability whereby a CVS pserver could be
abused by a malicious client to view the contents of certain files
outside of the CVS root directory using relative pathnames containing
'../'. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0405 to this issue.
Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch correcting this issue.
See also :
Update the affected cvs package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12484 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0180CVE-2004-0405
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