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642146: CVE-2010-3846 cvs: Heap-based buffer overflow by applying RCS file changes

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Array index error in the apply_rcs_change function in rcs.c in CVS 1.11.23 allows local users to gain privileges via an RCS file containing crafted delta fragment changes that trigger a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3846 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (cvs) RHSA-2010:0918 2010-11-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cvs Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 cvs Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 cvs Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank Ralph Loader for reporting this issue.
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