The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Heap-based buffer overflow in CVS 1.11.x up to 1.11.15, and 1.12.x up to 1.12.7, when using the pserver mechanism allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via Entry lines.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (cvs)||RHSA-2004:190||May 19, 2004|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (cvs)||RHSA-2004:190||May 19, 2004|
Red Hat would like to thank Stefan Esser for notifying us of this issue and Derek Price for providing an updated patch.
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