Debian DSA-2407-1 : cvs - heap overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 57880


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that a malicious CVS server could cause a heap overflow in the CVS client, potentially allowing the server to execute arbitrary code on the client.


Upgrade the cvs packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.12.13-12+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 57880

File Name: debian_DSA-2407.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/10

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cvs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

DSA: 2407