Debian Security Advisory

DLA-820-1 viewvc -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 854681.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5938.
More information:

Thomas Gerbet discovered that viewvc, a web interface for CVS and Subversion repositories, did not properly sanitize user input. This issue resulted in a potential Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.5-1.4+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your viewvc packages.

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