Amazon Linux AMI : cvs (ALAS-2012-51)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 69658


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


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.


Run 'yum update cvs' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69658

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-51.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cvs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cvs-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

ALAS: 2012-51

RHSA: 2012:0321