Fedora 11 : subversion-1.6.4-2.fc11 (2009-8449)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40536


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update includes the latest stable release of Subversion, fixing many bugs and a security issue: Matt Lewis reported multiple heap overflow flaws in Subversion (servers and clients) when parsing binary deltas. Malicious users with commit access to a vulnerable server could uses these flaws to cause a heap overflow on the server running Subversion. A malicious Subversion server could use these flaws to cause a heap overflow on vulnerable clients when they attempt to checkout or update, resulting in a crash or, possibly, arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable client. (CVE-2009-2411) This update also adds support for storing passwords in the GNOME Keyring or KDE Wallet, via the new subversion-gnome and subversion-kde subpackages. For more details of the bug fixes included in this update, see:

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected subversion package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40536

File Name: fedora_2009-8449.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/11

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:subversion, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2411

BID: 35983

FEDORA: 2009-8449

CWE: 189