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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:190

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:190.

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

Stefan Esser discovered a flaw in cvs where malformed Entry
lines could cause a heap overflow. An attacker who has access to a CVS
server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code under the UID which
the CVS server is executing. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0396 to this issue.

Users of CVS are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains
a backported patch correcting this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Stefan Esser for notifying us of this issue and
Derek Price for providing an updated patch.

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 10384
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0396
Bugtraq: 20040519 Advisory 07/2004: CVS remote vulnerability (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20040519 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.022] OpenPKG Security Advisory (cvs) (Google Search)
Cert/CC Advisory: TA04-147A
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#192038
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: O-147
Debian Security Information: DSA-505 (Google Search)
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-04:10
NETBSD Security Advisory: NetBSD-SA2004-008
OpenBSD Security Advisory: 20040520 cvs server buffer overflow vulnerability
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2004:013 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: cvs-entry-line-bo(16193)
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