Apache Subversion up to 1.8.15/1.9.3 svnserve svnserve/cyrus_auth.c realm_len access control

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A vulnerability was found in Apache Subversion up to 1.8.15/1.9.3 (Versioning Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown function of the file svnserve/cyrus_auth.c of the component svnserve. The manipulation of the argument realm_len with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 04/29/2016 by Daniel Shahaf and James McCoy as CVE-2016-2167-advisory.txt as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at subversion.apache.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2167 since 01/29/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90802 (Slackware 14.0 / 14.1 / current : subversion (SSA:2016-121-01)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Slackware Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350887 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for subversion: AL2012-2016-145).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published 1 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The vulnerability will be addressed with the following lines of code:

if (realm_len != inlen-(pos-in+1))
   return SASL_BADPROT;

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 89417), SecurityTracker (ID 1035706) and Tenable (90802). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 83077.





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 90802
Nessus Name: Slackware 14.0 / 14.1 / current : subversion (SSA:2016-121-01)
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OpenVAS Name: Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2016-0161
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Vendor: https://www.apache.org/

Advisory: CVE-2016-2167-advisory.txt
Researcher: Daniel Shahaf/James McCoy
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-2167 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 89417 - Apache Subversion CVE-2016-2167 Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1035706

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Created: 05/02/2016 09:01 AM
Updated: 11/05/2018 08:11 AM
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