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MDKSA-2004:058: cvs Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cvs package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:058 (cvs).

Another vulnerability was discovered related to 'Entry' lines in cvs, by the
development team (CVE-2004-0414).
As well, Stefan Esser and Sebastian Krahmer performed an audit on the cvs source
code and discovered a number of other problems, including:
A double-free condition in the server code is exploitable (CVE-2004-0416).
By sending a large number of arguments to the CVS server, it is possible to
cause it to allocate a huge amount of memory which does not fit into the address
space, causing an error (CVE-2004-0417).
It was found that the serve_notify() function would write data out of bounds
The provided packages update cvs to 1.11.16 and include patches to correct all
of these problems.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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