Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : cvs vulnerability (USN-3399-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Hank Leininger discovered that cvs did not properly handle SSH for
remote repositories. A remote attacker could use this to construct a
cvs repository that when accessed could run arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102680 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-12836

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