GLSA-201709-09 : Subversion: Arbitrary code execution

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-09
(Subversion: Arbitrary code execution)

Specially crafted ‘ssh://...’ URLs may allow the owner of the
repository to execute arbitrary commands on client’s machine if those
commands are already installed on the client’s system. This is
especially dangerous when the third-party repository has one or more
submodules with specially crafted ‘ssh://...’ URLs. Each time the
repository is recursively cloned or submodules are updated the payload
will be triggered.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to clone a specially crafted
repository, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process.

Workaround :

There are several alternative ways to fix this vulnerability. Please
refer to Subversion Team Announce for more details.

See also :

Solution :

All Subversion 1.9.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/subversion-1.9.7'
All Subversion 1.8.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/subversion-1.8.18'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103277 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9800

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