GLSA-201701-44 : CVS: Heap-based overflow
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96641
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-44 (CVS: Heap-based overflow)
A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the proxy_connect function in src/client.c in CVS.
An attacker, utilizing a remote HTTP proxy server, could cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTTP response.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/cvs-1.12.12-r11'