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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-26
(ViewCVS: Information leak and XSS vulnerabilities)
The tar export functions in ViewCVS bypass the 'hide_cvsroot' and
'forbidden' settings and therefore expose information that should be
kept secret (CAN-2004-0915). Furthermore, some error messages in
ViewCVS do not filter user-provided information, making it vulnerable
to a cross-site scripting attack (CAN-2004-1062).
By using the tar export functions, a remote attacker could access
information that is configured as restricted. Through the use of a
malicious request, an attacker could also inject and execute malicious
script code, potentially compromising another user's browser.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ViewCVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/viewcvs-0.9.2_p20041207-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16068 (gentoo_GLSA-200412-26.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 12112
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0915CVE-2004-1062
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