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709112: CVE-2011-1783 subversion (mod_dav_svn): DoS (excessive memory use) when configured to provide path-based access control

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The mod_dav_svn module for the Apache HTTP Server, as distributed in Apache Subversion 1.5.x and 1.6.x before 1.6.17, when the SVNPathAuthz short_circuit option is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and memory consumption) in opportunistic circumstances by requesting data.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1783 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (subversion) RHSA-2011:0862 2011-06-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (subversion) RHSA-2011:0862 2011-06-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 subversion Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Apache Subversion project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Ivan Zhakov of VisualSVN as the original reporter.

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