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Vulnerability Assessment Details
CVS: additional DoS and arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-06
(CVS: additional DoS and arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities)
A team audit of the CVS source code performed by Stefan Esser and Sebastian
Krahmer resulted in the discovery of several remotely exploitable
no-null-termination of "Entry" lines
Argument integer overflow
serve_notify() out of bounds writes
A possible hacker could use these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service or
execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running cvs.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to the latest available version of CVS.
All CVS users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-util/cvs-1.11.17"
# emerge ">=dev-util/cvs-1.11.17"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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