GLSA-200504-16 : CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-16
(CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Alen Zukich has discovered several serious security issues in CVS,
including at least one buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0753), memory leaks
and a NULL pointer dereferencing error. Furthermore when launching
trigger scripts CVS includes a user controlled directory.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of
Service or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the CVS
pserver or the authenticated user (depending on the connection method

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/cvs-1.11.20'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18088 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0753

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