Fedora Core 1 : cvs-1.11.15-5 (2004-126)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13701


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in cvs where malformed 'Entry' lines could cause a heap overflow. An attacker who has access to a CVS server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code under the UID which the CVS server is executing. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0396 to this issue.

This update includes a patch by Derek Price, based on a patch by Stefan Esser, which corrects this flaw.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected cvs and / or cvs-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13701

File Name: fedora_2004-126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:cvs, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:cvs-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0396

FEDORA: 2004-126