FLSA-2005:1748: Updated subversion packages fix security issues
Posted on: 03/07/2005 10:48 AM

Updated subversion packages are available for Red Hat Linux 9

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated subversion packages fix security issues
Advisory ID: FLSA:1748
Issue date: 2005-03-07
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: Bugfix
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1748
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0397 CAN-2004-0413

1. Topic:

Updated subversion packages that fix several security issues are now available.

Subversion is a concurrent version control system.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

Subversion versions up to 1.0.2 are vulnerable to a date parsing vulnerability which can be abused to allow remote code execution on Subversion servers and therefore could lead to a repository compromise. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0397 to this issue.

Subversion versions up to and including 1.0.4 have a potential Denial of Service and Heap Overflow issue related to the parsing of strings in the 'svn://' family of access protocols. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0413 to this issue.

Users of subversion are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain backported patches correcting these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - bug #1748 - subversion advisories

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 9:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name


These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v lt;filenamegt;

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum lt;filenamegt;

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is lt;secnotice@fedoralegacy.orggt;. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org

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