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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Subversion Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation, subversion.tigris.org
Apache Subversion Null Pointer Dereference in mod_authz_svn Lets Remote Authenticated Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035707
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035707
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2168   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 29 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.0 - 1.8.15, 1.9.0 - 1.9.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Subversion. A remote authenticated user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can issue a specially crafted copy or move request header to trigger a null pointer dereference in mod_authz_svn and cause the target module to crash.

Ivan Zhakov of VisualSVN reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target mod_authz_svn module to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.8.16, 1.9.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://subversion.apache.org/security/CVE-2016-2168-advisory.txt

Vendor URL:  subversion.apache.org/security/CVE-2016-2168-advisory.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 25 2017 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Apache Subversion Null Pointer Dereference in mod_authz_svn Lets Remote Authenticated Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ESM.



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