GLSA-200803-29 : ViewVC: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31635


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-29 (ViewVC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple unspecified errors were reportedly fixed by the ViewVC development team.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the server to list CVS or SVN commits on 'all-forbidden' files, access hidden CVSROOT folders, and view restricted content via the revision view, the log history, or the diff view.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ViewVC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/viewvc-1.0.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31635

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:viewvc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1290, CVE-2008-1291, CVE-2008-1292

OSVDB: 43040, 43041, 43042, 43043, 43044

GLSA: 200803-29

CWE: 200