Oracle Linux 6 : cvs (ELSA-2010-0918)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0918 :

An updated cvs package that fixes one security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Ralph Loader for reporting this issue.

All users of cvs are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-February/001842.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68149 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44528

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3846