Scientific Linux Security Update : cvs on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Concurrent Version System (CVS) is a version control system that can
record the history of your files.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the CVS client
handled responses from HTTP proxies. A malicious HTTP proxy could use
this flaw to cause the CVS client to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the CVS client.
(CVE-2012-0804)

All users of cvs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a patch to correct this issue.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6f52edcc

Solution :

Update the affected cvs, cvs-debuginfo and / or cvs-inetd packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61260 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0804