Scientific Linux Security Update : cvs on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61260


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Concurrent 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.


Update the affected cvs, cvs-debuginfo and / or cvs-inetd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61260

File Name: sl_20120221_cvs_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804