Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDKSA-2004:108)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15522
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptioniDEFENSE discovered a flaw in CVS versions prior to 1.1.17 in an undocumented switch implemented in CVS' history command. The -X switch specifies the name of the history file which allows an attacker to determine whether arbitrary system files and directories exist and whether or not the CVS process has access to them.
This flaw has been fixed in CVS version 1.1.17.
SolutionUpdate the affected cvs package.