Oracle Linux 5 : subversion (ELSA-2011-0257)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68199


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0257 :

Updated subversion packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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.

A 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)

All Subversion users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. 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.


Update the affected subversion packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68199

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0257.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_dav_svn, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:subversion, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:subversion-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:subversion-javahl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:subversion-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:subversion-ruby, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4539, CVE-2010-4644

BID: 45655

RHSA: 2011:0257