Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : subversion vulnerabilities (USN-3388-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102424
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJoern Schneeweisz discovered that Subversion did not properly handle host names in 'svn+ssh://' URLs. A remote attacker could use this to construct a subversion repository that when accessed could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2017-9800)
Daniel Shahaf and James McCoy discovered that Subversion did not properly verify realms when using Cyrus SASL authentication. A remote attacker could use this to possibly bypass intended access restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-2167)
Florian Weimer discovered that Subversion clients did not properly restrict XML entity expansion when accessing http(s):// URLs. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-8734).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.