SuSE-SA:2004:008: cvs

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13826


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:008 (cvs).

The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) offers tools which allow developers to share and maintain large software projects.
During the analyzation of the CVS protocol and their implementation, the SuSE Security Team discovered a flaw within the handling of pathnames.
Evil CVS servers could specify absolute pathnames during checkouts and updates, which allows to create arbitrary files with the permissions of the user invoking the CVS client. This could lead to a compromise of the system.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13826

File Name: suse_SA_2004_008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list