GLSA-201701-44 : CVS: Heap-based overflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-44
(CVS: Heap-based overflow)

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the proxy_connect
function in src/client.c in CVS.

Impact :

An attacker, utilizing a remote HTTP proxy server, could cause a Denial
of Service condition or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted
HTTP response.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-44

Solution :

All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/cvs-1.12.12-r11'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96641 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0804

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