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[GLSA-200404-13] CVS Server and Client Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
CVS Server and Client Vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-13
(CVS Server and Client Vulnerabilities)


There are two vulnerabilities in CVS
one in the server and one in the
client. The server vulnerability permits a malicious client to request the
contents of any RCS file to which the server has permission, even those not
located under $CVSROOT. The client vulnerability permits a malicious server
to overwrite files on the client machine anywhere the client has
permissions.

Impact

Arbitrary files may be read or written on CVS clients and servers by
anybody with access to the CVS tree.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest stable version of CVS.

References:
http://ccvs.cvshome.org/source/browse/ccvs/NEWS?rev=1.116.2.92&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup


Solution:
All CVS users should upgrade to the latest stable version.
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-util/cvs-1.11.15"
# emerge ">=dev-util/cvs-1.11.15"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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