GLSA-201709-17 : CVS: Command injection
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103445
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-17 (CVS: Command injection)
It was discovered that when CVS is configured to use SSH for remote repositories it allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code through a repository URL with a specially crafted hostname.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to clone a specially crafted repository, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/cvs-1.12.12-r12'