Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : cvs vulnerability (USN-3399-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102680
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHank Leininger discovered that cvs did not properly handle SSH for remote repositories. A remote attacker could use this to construct a cvs repository that when accessed could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cvs package.