Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : subversion vulnerabilities (USN-2316-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77219


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Lieven Govaerts discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module incorrectly handled certain request methods when SVNListParentPath was enabled. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0032)

Ben Reser discovered that Subversion did not correctly validate SSL certificates containing wildcards. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. (CVE-2014-3522)

Bert Huijben discovered that Subversion did not properly handle cached credentials. A malicious server could possibly use this issue to obtain credentials cached for a different server. (CVE-2014-3528).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libapache2-svn, libsvn1 and / or subversion packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77219

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2316-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/15

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-svn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsvn1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:subversion, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0032, CVE-2014-3522, CVE-2014-3528

BID: 65434, 68995, 69237

OSVDB: 102927, 109748, 109996

USN: 2316-1