Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : cvs (ELSA-2012-0321)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0321 :

Updated cvs packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 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.

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.

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected cvs packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68486 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51943

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0804