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

Medium

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.