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USN-2721-1: Subversion vulnerabilities

20 August 2015

Several security issues were fixed in Subversion.

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Packages

Details

It was discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module incorrectly
handled REPORT requests for a resource that does not exist. 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 and Ubuntu
14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-3580)

It was discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module incorrectly
handled requests requiring a lookup for a virtual transaction name that
does not exist. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-8108)

Evgeny Kotkov discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module incorrectly
handled large numbers of REPORT requests. A remote attacker could use this
issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-0202)

Evgeny Kotkov discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn and svnserve
modules incorrectly certain crafted parameter combinations. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2015-0248)

Ivan Zhakov discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module incorrectly
handled crafted v1 HTTP protocol request sequences. A remote attacker could
use this issue to spoof the svn:author property. (CVE-2015-0251)

C. Michael Pilato discovered that the Subversion mod_dav_svn module
incorrectly restricted anonymous access. A remote attacker could use this
issue to read hidden files via the path name. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-3184)

C. Michael Pilato discovered that Subversion incorrectly handled path-based
authorization. A remote attacker could use this issue to obtain sensitive
path information. (CVE-2015-3187)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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