GLSA-200504-16 : CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18088


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-16 (CVS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Alen Zukich has discovered several serious security issues in CVS, including at least one buffer overflow (CAN-2005-0753), memory leaks and a NULL pointer dereferencing error. Furthermore when launching trigger scripts CVS includes a user controlled directory.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the CVS pserver or the authenticated user (depending on the connection method used).
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/cvs-1.11.20'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18088

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:cvs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0753

OSVDB: 15670, 15671

GLSA: 200504-16