Bug 1733088 (CVE-2018-11782) - CVE-2018-11782 subversion: remotely triggerable DoS vulnerability in svnserve 'get-deleted-rev'
Summary: CVE-2018-11782 subversion: remotely triggerable DoS vulnerability in svnserve...
Alias: CVE-2018-11782
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1733447 1733448 1735578
Blocks: 1733096
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-25 07:54 UTC by msiddiqu
Modified: 2021-02-16 21:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: subversion 1.12.2, subversion 1.10.6, subversion 1.9.12
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Last Closed: 2020-09-29 21:58:18 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:3972 0 None None None 2020-09-29 20:14:30 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:4712 0 None None None 2020-11-04 03:13:07 UTC

Description msiddiqu 2019-07-25 07:54:25 UTC
Subversion's svnserve server process may exit when a well-formed read-only request produces a particular answer. This can lead to disruption for users of the server.

Subversion svn:// connections, including svn+ssh:// and svn+<custom>://, use a custom network protocol [1] with Lisp-like syntax.  The code implementing the protocol has dedicated codepaths for serialization of revision numbers into protocol integers.  A particular client query could cause the server to attempt to reply with a revision number whose value is the invalid revision number constant `SVN_INVALID_REVNUM`, thereby triggering an assertion failure in the the serialization layer.


1. https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/tags/1.10.0/subversion/libsvn_ra_svn/protocol

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2019-07-26 06:20:51 UTC

An authenticated user can cause subversion server (svnserve) process to crash by sending  a well-formed read-only request which produces a particular answer. Exploitation results in denial of service by crashing an svnserve process. The impact of this differs depending on how svnserve is launched, including the different run modes selected by options such as "svnserve -d", "svnserve -T -d", "svnserve -t", and "svnserve -i". mod_dav_svn is not affected by this flaw.

Comment 6 Marian Rehak 2019-08-01 06:16:45 UTC
Created subversion tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1735578]

Comment 7 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2019-08-06 03:52:47 UTC
External References:


Comment 8 msiddiqu 2019-08-16 05:53:48 UTC

Name: the Subversion project (Apache Software Foundation)
Upstream: Ace Olszowka (Build Master at Computers Unlimited)

Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2020-09-29 20:14:28 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2020:3972 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:3972

Comment 16 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-09-29 21:58:18 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2020-11-04 03:13:06 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2020:4712 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:4712

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