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1205134: CVE-2015-0202 subversion: (mod_dav_svn) remote denial of service with certain REPORT requests

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The mod_dav_svn server in Subversion 1.8.0 through 1.8.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of REPORT requests, which trigger the traversal of FSFS repository nodes.

Find out more about CVE-2015-0202 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of subversion as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7 as they did not include support for additional level of caching for the DAG nodes, which cause excessive memory use due to the cached nodes not being deallocated in a timely manner.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 subversion Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 subversion Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 subversion Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank the Apache Software Foundation for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Evgeny Kotkov of VisualSVN as the original reporter.

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