Amazon Linux AMI : cvs Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-51)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4dbf99f4

Solution :

Run 'yum update cvs' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69658 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0804