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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:233

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:233.

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

While investigating a previously fixed vulnerability, Derek Price
discovered a flaw relating to malformed Entry lines which lead to a
missing NULL terminator. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0414 to this issue.

Stefan Esser and Sebastian Krahmer conducted an audit of CVS and fixed a
number of issues that may have had security consequences.

Among the issues deemed likely to be exploitable were:

- -- a double-free relating to the error_prog_name string (CVE-2004-0416)
- -- an argument integer overflow (CVE-2004-0417)
- -- out-of-bounds writes in serv_notify (CVE-2004-0418).

An attacker who has access to a CVS server may be able to execute arbitrary
code under the UID on which the CVS server is executing.

Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches correcting these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Stefan Esser, Sebastian Krahmer, and Derek
Price for auditing, disclosing, and providing patches for these issues.

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 : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0414
Bugtraq: 20040611 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.027] OpenPKG Security Advisory (cvs) (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-517 (Google Search)
SGI Security Advisory: 20040604-01-U
SGI Security Advisory: 20040605-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2004:015 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0416
Debian Security Information: DSA-519 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0417
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0418
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