Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : cvs security update (SSA:2004-108-02)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18765


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


CVS is a client/server version control system. As a server, it is used to host source code repositories. As a client, it is used to access such repositories. This advisory affects both uses of CVS. A security problem which could allow a server to create arbitrary files on a client machine, and another security problem which may allow a client to view files outside of the CVS repository have been fixed with the release of cvs-1.11.15. Any sites running CVS should upgrade to the new CVS package.


Update the affected cvs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18765

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-108-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:cvs, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0180, CVE-2004-0405

SSA: 2004-108-02