GLSA-201701-44 : CVS: Heap-based overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96641


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/cvs-1.12.12-r11'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96641

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-44.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/20

Modified: 2017/01/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cvs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0804

GLSA: 201701-44