FreeBSD : subversion -- Unrestricted XML entity expansion in mod_dontdothat and Subversionclients using http(s) (ac256985-b6a9-11e6-a3bf-206a8a720317)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95409
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionThe Apache Software Foundation reports :
The mod_dontdothat module of subversion and subversion clients using http(s):// are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack, caused by exponential XML entity expansion. The attack targets XML parsers causing targeted process to consume excessive amounts of resources.
The attack is also known as the 'billions of laughs attack.'
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.