GLSA-201709-17 : CVS: Command injection

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-17
(CVS: Command injection)

It was discovered that when CVS is configured to use SSH for remote
repositories it allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code through
a repository URL with a specially crafted hostname.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to clone a specially crafted
repository, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-17

Solution :

All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/cvs-1.12.12-r12'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103445 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-12836

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