Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDKSA-2004:048)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14147


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Stefan Esser discovered that malformed 'Entry' lines in combination with Is-modified and Unchanged can be used to overflow malloc()ed memory in a way that can be remotely exploited.

The updated packages contain a patch to correct the problem.


Update the affected cvs package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14147

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:cvs, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0396

MDKSA: 2004:048