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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Subversion (SVN) is a concurrent version control system which enables
one or more users to collaborate in developing and maintaining a
hierarchy of files and directories while keeping a history of all
changes. The mod_dav_svn module is used with the Apache HTTP Server to
allow access to Subversion repositories via HTTP.

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn
module processed requests submitted against the URL of a baselined
resource. A malicious, remote user could use this flaw to cause the
httpd process serving the request to crash. (CVE-2011-1752)

All Subversion users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61066 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1752