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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Subversion Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation, subversion.tigris.org
Apache Subversion Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034469
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034469
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5259   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.9.0 - 1.9.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Subversion. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted 'svn://' protocol string to trigger a heap overflow and cause the target service to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.

Ivan Zhakov of VisualSVN reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.9.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://subversion.apache.org/security/CVE-2015-5259-advisory.txt

Vendor URL:  subversion.apache.org/security/CVE-2015-5259-advisory.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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