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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CVS pserver CVSROOT passwd file cmd exec

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Logs into the remote CVS server and asks the version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote CVS server, according to its version number, might permit
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary commands on the remote system as
cvs does not drop root rights properly.

Solution : Upgrade to CVS 1.11.11
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9306

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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