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[GLSA-200412-26] ViewCVS: Information leak and XSS vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ViewCVS: Information leak and XSS vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-26
(ViewCVS: Information leak and XSS vulnerabilities)


The tar export functions in ViewCVS bypass the 'hide_cvsroot' and
'forbidden' settings and therefore expose information that should be
kept secret (CVE-2004-0915). Furthermore, some error messages in
ViewCVS do not filter user-provided information, making it vulnerable
to a cross-site scripting attack (CVE-2004-1062).

Impact

By using the tar export functions, a remote attacker could access
information that is configured as restricted. Through the use of a
malicious request, a possible hacker could also inject and execute malicious
script code, potentially compromising another user's browser.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0915
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1062


Solution:
All ViewCVS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/viewcvs-0.9.2_p20041207-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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