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vulnerability alert CVE-2014-3528

Apache Subversion: information disclosure via MD5 Cache

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can trigger a MD5 collision in the cache of Apache Subversion, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted products: Subversion, openSUSE, Solaris, RHEL, Ubuntu.
Severity of this bulletin: 1/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: data reading.
Hacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 26/08/2014.
Références of this threat: bulletinoct2015, CVE-2014-3528, MDVSA-2014:161, MDVSA-2015:085, openSUSE-SU-2014:1059-1, RHSA-2015:0165-01, RHSA-2015:0166-01, USN-2316-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-15231.

Description of the vulnerability

The Apache Subversion caches user's credentials. These credentials are stored in a tree indexed by the result of a MD5 hash.

However, an attacker may trigger a MD5 collision, in order to obtain data belonging to another user.

A local attacker can therefore trigger a MD5 collision in the cache of Apache Subversion, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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