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[ GLSA 200908-05 ] Subversion: Remote execution of arbitrary code
From: Alex Legler <a3li () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:36:51 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200908-05
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  Severity: High
     Title: Subversion: Remote execution of arbitrary code
      Date: August 18, 2009
      Bugs: #280494
        ID: 200908-05

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Synopsis
========

Multiple integer overflows, leading to heap-based buffer overflows in
the Subversion client and server might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Subversion is a versioning system designed to be a replacement for CVS.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-util/subversion       < 1.6.4                        >= 1.6.4

Description
===========

Matt Lewis of Google reported multiple integer overflows in the
libsvn_delta library, possibly leading to heap-based buffer overflows.

Impact
======

A remote attacker with commit access could exploit this vulnerability
by sending a specially crafted commit to a Subversion server, or a
remote attacker could entice a user to check out or update a repository
from a malicious Subversion server, possibly resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the server or
client.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Subversion users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =dev-util/subversion-1.6.4

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-2411
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2411

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200908-05.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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