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.
(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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002625.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-March/002682.html

Solution :

Update the affected cvs packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68486 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51943

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0804