RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : cvs (RHSA-2005:756)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19674


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated cvs package that fixes a security bug is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

CVS (Concurrent Version System) is a version control system.

An insecure temporary file usage was found in the cvsbug program. It is possible that a local user could leverage this issue to execute arbitrary instructions as the user running cvsbug. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2693 to this issue.

All users of cvs should upgrade to this updated package, which includes a patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected cvs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19674

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-756.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/09/12

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cvs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2693

OSVDB: 18949

RHSA: 2005:756