Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60982


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60982

File Name: sl_20110308_subversion_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0715