Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An access restriction bypass flaw was found in the mod_dav_svn module.
If the SVNPathAuthz directive was set to 'short_circuit', certain
access rules were not enforced, possibly allowing sensitive repository
data to be leaked to remote users. Note that SVNPathAuthz is set to
'On' by default. (CVE-2010-3315)

A server-side memory leak was found in the Subversion server. If a
malicious, remote user performed 'svn blame' or 'svn log' operations
on certain repository files, it could cause the Subversion server to
consume a large amount of system memory. (CVE-2010-4644)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn
module processed certain requests. If a malicious, remote user issued
a certain type of request to display a collection of Subversion
repositories on a host that has the SVNListParentPath directive
enabled, it could cause the httpd process serving the request to
crash. Note that SVNListParentPath is not enabled by default.

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60955 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3315