CVS PServer CVSROOT Passwd File Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 11970


The remote version control service has a code execution vulnerability.


According to its version number, the remote CVS server has an arbitrary code execution vulnerability. Any user with the ability to write the CVSROOT/passwd file could execute arbitrary code as root.


Upgrade to CVS 1.11.11 or later.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11970

File Name: cvs_pserver_cmd_exec.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2004/01/01

Modified: 2011/03/21

Dependencies: 12240, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/12/18

Reference Information

BID: 9306

OSVDB: 6429