Scientific Linux Security Update : cvs on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

An array index error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way CVS applied certain delta fragment changes from input
files in the RCS (Revision Control System file) format. If an attacker
in control of a CVS repository stored a specially-crafted RCS file in
that repository, and then tricked a remote victim into checking out
(updating their CVS repository tree) a revision containing that file,
it could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the
CVS server process on the system hosting the CVS repository.
(CVE-2010-3846)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0958e52b

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60907 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3846