Amazon Linux AMI : cvs (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.
(CVE-2012-0804)

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