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MDKSA-2004:108: 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-2004:108 (cvs).
iDEFENSE discovered a flaw in CVS versions prior to 1.1.17 in an undocumented
switch implemented in CVS' history command. The -X switch specifies the name of
the history file which allows a possible hacker to acertain whether arbitrary system
files and directories exist and whether or not the CVS process has access to
This flaw has been fixed in CVS version 1.1.17.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:108
Threat Level: High
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