Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : subversion (MDVSA-2013:236)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 69939


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


Updated subversion package fixes security vulnerability :

svnserve takes a --pid-file option which creates a file containing the process id it is running as. It does not take steps to ensure that the file it has been directed at is not a symlink. If the pid file is in a directory writeable by unprivileged users, the destination could be replaced by a symlink allowing for privilege escalation. svnserve does not create a pid file by default (CVE-2013-4277).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 69939

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-236.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/18

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apache-mod_dav_svn, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64svn-gnome-keyring0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64svn0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64svnjavahl1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-SVN, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-svn-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-svn, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-svn-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-svn, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-svn-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:subversion, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:subversion-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:subversion-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:subversion-gnome-keyring-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:subversion-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:subversion-tools, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:svn-javahl, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4277

BID: 62266

MDVSA: 2013:236