RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : cvs (RHSA-2005:756)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated cvs package that fixes a security bug is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

CVS (Concurrent Version System) is a version control system.

An insecure temporary file usage was found in the cvsbug program. It
is possible that a local user could leverage this issue to execute
arbitrary instructions as the user running cvsbug. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2693
to this issue.

All users of cvs should upgrade to this updated package, which
includes a patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2693.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-756.html

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19674 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2693