Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDKSA-2003:112-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14094
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered in the CVS server < 1.11.10 where a malformed module request could cause the CVS server to attempt to create directories and possibly files at the root of the filesystem holding the CVS repository.
Updated packages are available that fix the vulnerability by providing CVS 1.11.10 on all supported distributions.
The previous updates had an incorrect temporary directory hard-coded in the cvs binary for 9.1 and 9.2. This update corrects the problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected cvs package.