GLSA-200908-05 : Subversion: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200908-05
(Subversion: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Matt Lewis of Google reported multiple integer overflows in the
libsvn_delta library, possibly leading to heap-based buffer overflows.

Impact :

A remote attacker with commit access could exploit this vulnerability
by sending a specially crafted commit to a Subversion server, or a
remote attacker could entice a user to check out or update a repository
from a malicious Subversion server, possibly resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the server or
client.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200908-05.xml

Solution :

All Subversion users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/subversion-1.6.4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40630 (gentoo_GLSA-200908-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2411