RHEL 5 / 6 : subversion (RHSA-2014:0255)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72854


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated subversion packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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. The mod_dav_svn module is used with the Apache HTTP Server to allow access to Subversion repositories via HTTP.

A flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module handled OPTIONS requests. A remote attacker with read access to an SVN repository served via HTTP could use this flaw to cause the httpd process that handled such a request to crash. (CVE-2014-0032)

A flaw was found in the way Subversion handled file names with newline characters when the FSFS repository format was used. An attacker with commit access to an SVN repository could corrupt a revision by committing a specially crafted file. (CVE-2013-1968)

A flaw was found in the way the svnserve tool of Subversion handled remote client network connections. An attacker with read access to an SVN repository served via svnserve could use this flaw to cause the svnserve daemon to exit, leading to a denial of service.

All subversion users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, for the update to take effect, you must restart the httpd daemon, if you are using mod_dav_svn, and the svnserve daemon, if you are serving Subversion repositories via the svn:// protocol.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72854

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0255.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/6/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_dav_svn, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-gnome, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-javahl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-kde, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-perl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-ruby, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:subversion-svn2cl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1968, CVE-2013-2112, CVE-2014-0032

BID: 60264, 60267, 65434

RHSA: 2014:0255