Scientific Linux Security Update : subversion on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140305)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72855


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


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.

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: 72855

File Name: sl_20140305_subversion_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/6/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:mod_dav_svn, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-gnome, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-javahl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-kde, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-perl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-ruby, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:subversion-svn2cl, 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: 3/5/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2013

Reference Information

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