[SECURITY] Fedora 15 Update: subversion-1.6.16-1.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-03-22 03:25:55

Name        : subversion
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 1.6.16
Release     : 1.fc15
URL         : http://subversion.apache.org/
Summary     : A Modern Concurrent Version Control System
Description :
Subversion is a concurrent version control system which enables one
or more users to collaborate in developing and maintaining a
hierarchy of files and directories while keeping a history of all
changes.  Subversion only stores the differences between versions,
instead of every complete file.  Subversion is intended to be a
compelling replacement for CVS.

Update Information:

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the mod_dav_svn module processed certain requests to lock working copy paths in a repository. A remote attacker could issue a lock request that could cause the httpd process serving the request to crash. (CVE-2011-0715)

The Fedora Project would like to thank Hyrum Wright of the Apache Subversion project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Philip Martin, WANdisco, Inc. as the original reporter.

Several bugs are also fixed in this update:

* more improvement to the 'blame -g' memory leak from 1.6.15
* avoid unnecessary globbing for performance
* don't add tree conflicts when one already exists
* fix potential crash when requesting mergeinfo
* don't attempt to resolve prop conflicts in 'merge --dry-run'


  [ 1 ] Bug #680755 - CVE-2011-0715 subversion (mod_dav_svn): DoS (NULL ptr deref) by a lock token sent from a not authenticated Subversion client

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update subversion' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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