Debian DSA-3231-1 : subversion - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82930


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Subversion, a version control system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2015-0248 Subversion mod_dav_svn and svnserve were vulnerable to a remotely triggerable assertion DoS vulnerability for certain requests with dynamically evaluated revision numbers.

- CVE-2015-0251 Subversion HTTP servers allow spoofing svn:author property values for new revisions via specially crafted v1 HTTP protocol request sequences.


Upgrade the subversion packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.17dfsg-4+deb7u9.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.10-6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82930

File Name: debian_DSA-3231.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/22/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:subversion, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/21/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0248, CVE-2015-0251

DSA: 3231