Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61066


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


Subversion (SVN) is a concurrent version control system which enables one or more users to collaborate in developing and maintaining a hierarchy of files and directories while keeping a history of all changes. The mod_dav_svn module is used with the Apache HTTP Server to allow access to Subversion repositories via HTTP.

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module processed requests submitted against the URL of a baselined resource. A malicious, remote user could use this flaw to cause the httpd process serving the request to crash. (CVE-2011-1752)

All Subversion users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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: 61066

File Name: sl_20110608_subversion_on_SL4_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: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2011/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1752