CVS Malformed Entry Modified and Unchanged Flag Insertion Heap Overflow Vulnerability

CVS is prone to a remote heap overflow vulnerability. This issue presents itself during the handling of user-supplied input for entry lines with 'modified' and 'unchanged' flags. This vulnerability can allow an attacker to overflow a vulnerable buffer on the heap, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.

CVS versions 1.11.15 and prior and CVS feature versions 1.12.7 and prior are prone to this issue.

**UPDATE: Symantec has confirmed that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. Administrators are urged to upgrade and block external access to potentially vulnerable servers, if possible.


 

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