Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60982
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module processed certain requests to lock working copy paths in a repository. A remote attacker could issue a lock request that could cause the httpd process serving the request to crash. (CVE-2011-0715)
This update also fixes the following bug :
- A regression was found in the handling of repositories which do not have a 'db/fsfs.conf' file. The 'svnadmin hotcopy' command would fail when trying to produce a copy of such a repository. This command has been fixed to ignore the absence of the 'fsfs.conf' file. The 'svnadmin hotcopy' command will now succeed for this type of repository. (BZ#681522)
After installing the updated packages, you must restart the httpd daemon, if you are using mod_dav_svn, for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.