Scientific Linux Security Update : cvs on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61260
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionConcurrent 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected cvs, cvs-debuginfo and / or cvs-inetd packages.