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[DSA505] DSA-505-1 cvs Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-505-1 cvs

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Stefan Esser discovered a heap overflow in the CVS server, which
serves the popular Concurrent Versions System. Malformed "Entry"
Lines in combination with Is-modified and Unchanged can be used to
overflow malloc()ed memory. This was proven to be exploitable.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.11.1p1debian-9woody4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.12.5-6.
We recommend that you upgrade your cvs package immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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