This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to clone a specially crafted
repository, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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