Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : cvs vulnerability (USN-1371-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58104


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that cvs incorrectly handled certain responses from proxy servers. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious proxy server, a remote attacker could cause cvs to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected cvs package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58104

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1371-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/23

Modified: 2016/05/25

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cvs, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

BID: 51943

OSVDB: 78987

USN: 1371-1