Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : subversion (MDVSA-2013:288)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 71508


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


Updated subversion package fixes security vulnerabilities :

mod_dontdothat allows you to block update REPORT requests against certain paths in the repository. It expects the paths in the REPORT request to be absolute URLs. Serf based clients send relative URLs instead of absolute URLs in many cases. As a result these clients are not blocked as configured by mod_dontdothat (CVE-2013-4505).

When SVNAutoversioning is enabled via SVNAutoversioning on, commits can be made by single HTTP requests such as MKCOL and PUT. If Subversion is built with assertions enabled any such requests that have non-canonical URLs, such as URLs with a trailing /, may trigger an assert. An assert will cause the Apache process to abort (CVE-2013-4558).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 71508

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-288.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/12/18

Modified: 2013/12/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4505, CVE-2013-4558

BID: 63966, 63981

MDVSA: 2013:288