Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : cvs (ELSA-2012-0321)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 68486

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0321 :

Updated cvs packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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.
(CVE-2012-0804)

All users of cvs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected cvs packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002625.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-March/002682.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68486

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0321.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/09/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cvs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cvs-inetd, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

BID: 51943

RHSA: 2012:0321