RHEL 2.1 / 3 : cvs (RHSA-2004:153)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated cvs packages that fix a client vulnerability that could be
exploited by a malicious server are now available.

[Updated Apr 19 2004] The description text has been updated to include
CVE-2004-0405 which was also fixed but not mentioned when this
advisory was first released. There has been no change to the packages
associated with this advisory.

CVS is a version control system frequently used to manage source code

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in CVS clients where rcs diff
files can create files with absolute pathnames. An attacker could
create a fake malicious CVS server that would cause arbitrary files to
be created or overwritten when a victim connects to it. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0180 to this issue.

Derek Price discovered a vulnerability whereby a CVS pserver could be
abused by a malicious client to view the contents of certain files
outside of the CVS root directory using relative pathnames containing
'../'. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0405 to this issue.

Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch correcting this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12484 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0180

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