Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60954
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA server-side memory leak was found in the Subversion server. If a malicious, remote user performed 'svn blame' or 'svn log' operations on certain repository files, it could cause the Subversion server to consume a large amount of system memory. (CVE-2010-4644)
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module (for use with the Apache HTTP Server) processed certain requests. If a malicious, remote user issued a certain type of request to display a collection of Subversion repositories on a host that has the SVNListParentPath directive enabled, it could cause the httpd process serving the request to crash. Note that SVNListParentPath is not enabled by default. (CVE-2010-4539)
After installing the updated packages, the Subversion server must be restarted for the update to take effect: restart httpd if you are using mod_dav_svn, or restart svnserve if it is used.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.