Subversion (SVN) < 1.4.5 Directory Traversal Privilege Escalation (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4198

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw.

Description

The remote host is running Subversion, an open-source file management product. According to the version number, the remote system is reported to be vulnerable to a flaw where authenticated users can write to files outside the Subversion folders. By prepending '../' to a file name, an attacker can overwrite sensitive system files that may then be executed by a SYSTEM process. Given this, successful exploitation would likely result in the attacker gaining elevated access to the server hosting Subversion.

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.4.5 or higher.

See Also

http://subversion.tigris.org

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4198

Family: Generic

Published: 2007/08/28

Modified: 2016/02/05

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS3#AV:A/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3846

BID: 25468