Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : cvs vulnerability (USN-117-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Alen Zukich discovered a buffer overflow in the processing of version
and author information in the CVS client. By tricking an user to
connect to a malicious CVS server, an attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the connecting user.

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20505 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0753