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Vulnerability Assessment Details

CVSTrac malformed URI infinite loop DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for CVSTrac version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host seems to be running cvstrac,
a web-based bug and patch-set tracking system for CVS.

This version contains a flaw related to the parameter parser
that may permit a possible hacker to create a malformed URL,
which causes the application to hang. A possible hacker, exploiting
this flaw, would only need network access to the cvstrac server.
Upon sending a malformed link, the cvstrac server would go into
an infinite loop, rendering the services as unavailable.

***** Nessus has acertaind the vulnerability exists on the target
***** simply by looking at the version number(s) of CVSTrac
***** installed there.


Solution : Update to version 1.1.4 or disable this CGI suite
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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