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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn
module processed certain requests to lock working copy paths in a
repository. A remote attacker could issue a lock request that could
cause the httpd process serving the request to crash. (CVE-2011-0715)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- A regression was found in the handling of repositories
which do not have a 'db/fsfs.conf' file. The 'svnadmin
hotcopy' command would fail when trying to produce a
copy of such a repository. This command has been fixed
to ignore the absence of the 'fsfs.conf' file. The
'svnadmin hotcopy' command will now succeed for this
type of repository. (BZ#681522)

After installing the updated packages, you must restart the httpd
daemon, if you are using mod_dav_svn, for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0e961a7b
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681522

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60982 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0715