Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDKSA-2003:112-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in the CVS server < 1.11.10 where a
malformed module request could cause the CVS server to attempt to
create directories and possibly files at the root of the filesystem
holding the CVS repository.

Updated packages are available that fix the vulnerability by providing
CVS 1.11.10 on all supported distributions.

Update :

The previous updates had an incorrect temporary directory hard-coded
in the cvs binary for 9.1 and 9.2. This update corrects the problem.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14094 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-112.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0977

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