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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0015

Original release date: 02/07/2003
Last revised: 09/10/2008


Double-free vulnerability in CVS 1.11.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a malformed Directory request, as demonstrated by bypassing write checks to execute Update-prog and Checkin-prog commands.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CIAC
Name: N-032
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:013
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: cvs-doublefree-memory-corruption(11108)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030202 Exploit for CVS double free() for Linux pserver
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030124 Test program for CVS double-free.
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-233
External Source: MISC
Name: http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/012003.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:012
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2003:009
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030122 [security@slackware.com: [slackware-security] New CVS packages available]
External Source: BID
Name: 6650
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ccvs.cvshome.org/servlets/NewsItemView?newsID=51&JServSessionIdservlets=5of2iuhr14
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: CA-2003-02
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-03:01
External Source: VULNWATCH
Name: 20030120 Advisory 01/2003: CVS remote vulnerability
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#650937
Type: Advisory

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