Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cvsweb (MDKSA-2000:019)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61817


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Cvsweb contains a hole that provides attackers who have write access to a cvs repository with shell access. Thus, attackers who have write access to a cvs repository but not shell access can obtain a shell. In addition, anyone with write access to a cvs repository that is viewable with cvsweb can get access to whatever user the cvsweb cgi script runs as (typically nobody or www-data, etc.). This update closes all of these possibly exploited pipe-opens.


Update the affected cvsweb package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61817

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cvsweb, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/07/14

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:019