CentOS 7 : subversion (CESA-2015:0166)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81278


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated subversion packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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 NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module handled REPORT requests. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use a specially crafted REPORT request to crash mod_dav_svn.

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module handled certain requests for URIs that trigger a lookup of a virtual transaction name. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send a request for a virtual transaction name that does not exist, causing mod_dav_svn to crash. (CVE-2014-8108)

It was discovered that Subversion clients retrieved cached authentication credentials using the MD5 hash of the server realm string without also checking the server's URL. A malicious server able to provide a realm that triggers an MD5 collision could possibly use this flaw to obtain the credentials for a different realm.

Red Hat would like to thank the Subversion project for reporting CVE-2014-3580 and CVE-2014-8108. Upstream acknowledges Evgeny Kotkov of VisualSVN as the original reporter.

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 subversion packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81278

File Name: centos_RHSA-2015-0166.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/11/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3580

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mod_dav_svn, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-gnome, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-javahl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-kde, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-python, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-ruby, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:subversion-tools, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3528, CVE-2014-3580, CVE-2014-8108

RHSA: 2015:0166