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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:153

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:153.

CVS is a version control system frequently used to manage source code

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a flaw in CVS clients where rcs diff files can
create files with absolute pathnames. An attacker could create a fake
malicious CVS server that would cause arbitrary files to be created or
overwritten when a victim connects to it. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0180 to
this issue.

Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch correcting this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0180
Debian Security Information: DSA-486 (Google Search)
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-04:07
SGI Security Advisory: 20040404-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2004:008 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: cvs-rcs-create-files(15864)
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