RHEL 5 / 6 : cvs (RHSA-2012:0321)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58083
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated cvs packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
Concurrent Version System (CVS) is a version control system that can record the history of your files.
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the CVS client handled responses from HTTP proxies. A malicious HTTP proxy could use this flaw to cause the CVS client to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the CVS client.
All users of cvs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected cvs, cvs-debuginfo and / or cvs-inetd packages.