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1289958: CVE-2015-5259 subversion: integer overflow in the svn:// protocol parser

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the read_string function in libsvn_ra_svn/marshal.c in Apache Subversion 1.9.x before 1.9.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an svn:// protocol string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow and an out-of-bounds read.

Find out more about CVE-2015-5259 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
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


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

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