Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cvs (MDVSA-2012:044)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58531


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in cvs :

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 (CVE-2012-0804).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected cvs package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58531

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-044.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/30

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cvs, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

MDVSA: 2012:044