Bug 706274 (CVE-2009-5024) - CVE-2009-5024 viewvc: remote user can cause excessive CPU usage and memory consumption
Summary: CVE-2009-5024 viewvc: remote user can cause excessive CPU usage and memory co...
Alias: CVE-2009-5024
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 706275 706276
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Reported: 2011-05-19 22:07 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: viewvc 1.1.11
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-10 18:06:42 UTC

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Description Vincent Danen 2011-05-19 22:07:32 UTC
A bug in viewvc could allow remote users to obtain a really large request that could cause the server to use up excessive amounts of CPU and memory while processing the request [1].  This has been corrected upstream [2] in v1.1.11 [3].

This affects current versions of viewvc as provided by Fedora and EPEL.

[1] http://viewvc.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=433
[2] http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/viewvc?diff_format=u&view=rev&revision=2551
[3] http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/*checkout*/viewvc/tags/1.1.11/CHANGES

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2011-05-19 22:09:24 UTC
Created viewvc tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 706275]
Affects: epel-all [bug 706276]

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-08-10 18:06:42 UTC
All supported versions of Fedora and EPEL currently provide viewvc 1.1.15, so this flaw has been resolved.

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