This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-16
(CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Alen Zukich has discovered several serious security issues in CVS,
including at least one buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0753), memory leaks
and a NULL pointer dereferencing error. Furthermore when launching
trigger scripts CVS includes a user controlled directory.
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of
Service or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the CVS
pserver or the authenticated user (depending on the connection method
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/cvs-1.11.20'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18088 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0753