Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : cvs vulnerability (USN-1371-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58104
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cvs package.