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970014: CVE-2013-1968 subversion (FSFS format): Filenames with newline character can lead to revision corruption

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Subversion before 1.6.23 and 1.7.x before 1.7.10 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (FSFS repository corruption) via a newline character in a file name.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1968 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of subversion as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
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 version 5 (subversion) RHSA-2014:0255 2014-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (subversion) RHSA-2014:0255 2014-03-05