USN-1371-1: cvs vulnerability

22 February 2012

cvs could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it connected to a malicious proxy server.

Releases

Packages

  • cvs - Concurrent Versions System

Details

It was discovered that cvs incorrectly handled certain responses from
proxy servers. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious proxy
server, a remote attacker could cause cvs to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References