Advisories ยป MGASA-2013-0360

Updated subversion package fixes security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 30 Nov 2013
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3
CVE: CVE-2013-4505 , CVE-2013-4558


mod_dontdothat allows you to block update REPORT requests against certain
paths in the repository.  It expects the paths in the REPORT request to be
absolute URLs.  Serf based clients send relative URLs instead of absolute
URLs in many cases.  As a result these clients are not blocked as
configured by mod_dontdothat (CVE-2013-4505).

When SVNAutoversioning is enabled via "SVNAutoversioning on", commits can
be made by single HTTP requests such as MKCOL and PUT.  If Subversion is
built with assertions enabled any such requests that have non-canonical
URLs, such  as URLs with a trailing /, may trigger an assert.  An assert
will cause the Apache process to abort (CVE-2013-4558).