RHEL 5 / 6 : cvs (RHSA-2012:0321)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58083


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated 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.


Update the affected cvs, cvs-debuginfo and / or cvs-inetd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58083

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-0321.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/22

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cvs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cvs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cvs-inetd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

BID: 51943

OSVDB: 78987

RHSA: 2012:0321