GLSA-200406-06 : CVS: additional DoS and arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14517
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-06 (CVS: additional DoS and arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities)
A team audit of the CVS source code performed by Stefan Esser and Sebastian Krahmer resulted in the discovery of several remotely exploitable vulnerabilities including:
no-null-termination of 'Entry' lines error_prog_name 'double-free()' Argument integer overflow serve_notify() out of bounds writes Impact :
An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running cvs.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available version of CVS.
SolutionAll CVS users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=dev-util/cvs-1.11.17' # emerge '>=dev-util/cvs-1.11.17'