GLSA-200405-14 : Buffer overflow in Subversion
High Nessus Plugin ID 14500
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-14 (Buffer overflow in Subversion)
All releases of Subversion prior to 1.0.3 have a vulnerability in the date-parsing code. This vulnerability may allow denial of service or arbitrary code execution as the Subversion user. Both the client and server are vulnerable, and write access is NOT required to the server's repository.
All servers and clients are vulnerable. Specifically, clients that allow other users to write to administrative files in a working copy may be exploited. Additionally all servers (whether they are httpd/DAV or svnserve) are vulnerable. Write access to the server is not required; public read-only Subversion servers are also exploitable.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.
SolutionAll Subversion users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=dev-util/subversion-1.0.3' # emerge '>=dev-util/subversion-1.0.3'