Amazon Linux AMI : subversion (ALAS-2014-318)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module handled OPTIONS
requests. A remote attacker with read access to an SVN repository
served via HTTP could use this flaw to cause the httpd process that
handled such a request to crash.

The get_resource function in repos.c in the mod_dav_svn module in
Apache Subversion before 1.7.15 and 1.8.x before 1.8.6, when
SVNListParentPath is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (crash) via vectors related to the server root and
request methods other than GET, as demonstrated by the 'svn ls' command.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update subversion' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73237 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0032