Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDKSA-2004:108)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

iDEFENSE discovered a flaw in CVS versions prior to 1.1.17 in an
undocumented switch implemented in CVS' history command. The -X switch
specifies the name of the history file which allows an attacker to
determine whether arbitrary system files and directories exist and
whether or not the CVS process has access to them.

This flaw has been fixed in CVS version 1.1.17.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected cvs package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15522 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-108.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0778

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