RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : cvs (RHSA-2005:756)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19674
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected cvs package.