Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : subversion vulnerability (USN-812-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 40528
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMatt Lewis discovered that Subversion did not properly sanitize its input when processing svndiff streams, leading to various integer and heap overflows. If a user or automated system processed crafted input, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user processing the input.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.