FreeBSD : subversion -- Arbitrary code execution vulnerability (6e80bd9b-7e9b-11e7-abfe-90e2baa3bafc)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102466


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subversion team reports :

A Subversion client sometimes connects to URLs provided by the repository. This happens in two primary cases: during 'checkout', 'export', 'update', and 'switch', when the tree being downloaded contains svn:externals properties; and when using 'svnsync sync' with one URL argument.

A maliciously constructed svn+ssh:// URL would cause Subversion clients to run an arbitrary shell command. Such a URL could be generated by a malicious server, by a malicious user committing to a honest server (to attack another user of that server's repositories), or by a proxy server.

The vulnerability affects all clients, including those that use file://, http://, and plain (untunneled) svn://.

An exploit has been tested.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102466

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6e80bd9b7e9b11e7abfe90e2baa3bafc.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/14

Modified: 2017/08/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:subversion, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:subversion-static, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:subversion18, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/08/10