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USN-2316-1: Subversion vulnerabilities

14 August 2014

Several security issues were fixed in Subversion.




Lieven Govaerts discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module
incorrectly handled certain request methods when SVNListParentPath was
enabled. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
12.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0032)

Ben Reser discovered that Subversion did not correctly validate SSL
certificates containing wildcards. A remote attacker could exploit this to
perform a machine-in-the-middle attack to view sensitive information or alter
encrypted communications. (CVE-2014-3522)

Bert Huijben discovered that Subversion did not properly handle cached
credentials. A malicious server could possibly use this issue to obtain
credentials cached for a different server. (CVE-2014-3528)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.