Scientific Linux Security Update : cvs on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60907
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn array index error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way CVS applied certain delta fragment changes from input files in the RCS (Revision Control System file) format. If an attacker in control of a CVS repository stored a specially crafted RCS file in that repository, and then tricked a remote victim into checking out (updating their CVS repository tree) a revision containing that file, it could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the CVS server process on the system hosting the CVS repository.
SolutionUpdate the affected cvs package.