openSUSE Security Update : viewvc (openSUSE-2017-274)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97284


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for viewvc to version 1.1.26 fixes the following issues :

- vievwc 1.1.26, including one security fix :

- CVE-2017-5938 escape nav_data name to avoid XSS attack (boo#1024393)

- vievwc 1.1.25 :

- fix _rev2optrev assertion on long input

- license is BSD-2-Clause, package LICENSE text

- Update viewvc.conf for Apache 2.4 syntax.

- viewvc 1.1.24 :

- fix minor bug in human_readable boolean calculation

- allow hr_funout option to apply to unidiff diffs, too

- fix infinite loop in rcsparse

- fix iso8601 timezone offset handling

- add support for renamed roots

- fix minor buglet in viewvc-install error message


Update the affected viewvc package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97284

File Name: openSUSE-2017-274.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:viewvc, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5938