RHEL 2.1 / 3 : cvs (RHSA-2004:190)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated cvs package that fixes a server vulnerability that could be
exploited by a malicious client is now available.

CVS is a version control system frequently used to manage source code
repositories.

Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in cvs where malformed 'Entry' lines
could cause a heap overflow. An attacker who has access to a CVS
server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code under the UID
which the CVS server is executing. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0396
to this issue.

Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch correcting this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Stefan Esser for notifying us of this
issue and Derek Price for providing an updated patch.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0396.html
http://archive.cert.uni-stuttgart.de/bugtraq/2004/05/msg00219.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-190.html

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12495 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0396