Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDKSA-2004:058)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Another vulnerability was discovered related to 'Entry' lines in cvs,
by the development team (CVE-2004-0414).

As well, Stefan Esser and Sebastian Krahmer performed an audit on the
cvs source code and discovered a number of other problems, including :

A double-free condition in the server code is exploitable

By sending a large number of arguments to the CVS server, it is
possible to cause it to allocate a huge amount of memory which does
not fit into the address space, causing an error (CVE-2004-0417).

It was found that the serve_notify() function would write data out of
bounds (CVE-2004-0418).

The provided packages update cvs to 1.11.16 and include patches to
correct all of these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14157 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-058.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0414

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