openSUSE Security Update : viewvc (openSUSE-SU-2011:0529-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

cvsdb.py in viewvc did not honor an admin defined row limit which
could cause high load on the database server. viewvc was updated to
version 1.1.11 which fixes the issue (CVE-2009-5024).

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2011-05/msg00052.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694785

Solution :

Update the affected viewvc package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75767 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-5024

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