Family: CGI abuses --> Category: attack
CVSTrac malformed URI infinite loop DoS Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for CVSTrac version
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host seems to be running cvstrac,
a web-based bug and patch-set tracking system for CVS.
This version contains a flaw related to the parameter parser
that may allow a possible hacker to create a malformed URL,
which causes the application to hang. A possible hacker, exploiting
this flaw, would only need network access to the cvstrac server.
Upon sending a malformed link, the cvstrac server would go into
an infinite loop, rendering the services as unavailable.
***** Nessus has acertaind the vulnerability exists on the target
***** simply by looking at the version number(s) of CVSTrac
***** installed there.
Solution : Update to version 1.1.4 or disable this CGI suite
Threat Level: Medium
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