Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-2411 subversion: multiple heap overflow issues

Matt Lewis, of Google, reported multiple heap overflow flaws in
Subversion (server and client) when parsing binary deltas. A malicious
user with commit access to a server could use these flaws to cause a
heap overflow on that server. A malicious server could use these flaws
to cause a heap overflow on a client when it attempts to checkout or
update. These heap overflows can result in a crash or, possibly,
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2009-2411)

After installing the updated packages, the Subversion server must be
restarted for the update to take effect: restart httpd if you are
using mod_dav_svn, or restart svnserve if it is used.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?783979f1

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60638 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2411