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[GLSA-200404-13] CVS Server and Client Vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
CVS Server and Client Vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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 allows 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 allows a malicious server
to overwrite files on the client machine anywhere the client has
Arbitrary files may be read or written on CVS clients and servers by
anybody with access to the CVS tree.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest stable version of CVS.
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"
Threat Level: Medium
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