RHEL 7 : subversion (RHSA-2017:2480)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102520


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for subversion is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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.

Security Fix(es) :

* A shell command injection flaw related to the handling of 'svn+ssh' URLs has been discovered in Subversion. An attacker could use this flaw to execute shell commands with the privileges of the user running the Subversion client, for example when performing a 'checkout' or 'update' action on a malicious repository, or a legitimate repository containing a malicious commit. (CVE-2017-9800)

Red Hat would like to thank the Subversion Team for reporting this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102520

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2480.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/16

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_dav_svn, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-gnome, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-javahl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-kde, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-perl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-ruby, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9800

OSVDB: 163119

RHSA: 2017:2480

IAVA: 2017-A-0252