FreeBSD : subversion -- WebDAV fails to protect metadata (184f5d0b-0fe8-11d9-8a8a-000c41e2cdad)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37142


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


In some situations, subversion metadata may be unexpectedly disclosed via WebDAV. A subversion advisory states :

mod_authz_svn, the Apache httpd module which does path-based authorization on Subversion repositories, is not correctly protecting all metadata on unreadable paths.

This security issue is not about revealing the contents of protected files: it only reveals metadata about protected areas such as paths and log messages. This may or may not be important to your organization, depending on how you're using path-based authorization, and the sensitivity of the metadata.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37142

File Name: freebsd_pkg_184f5d0b0fe811d98a8a000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:subversion, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:subversion-perl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:subversion-python, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0749