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|Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:24 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-35 ] Subversion: Metadata information leak
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Subversion: Metadata information leak (GLSA 200409-35)
Date: September 29, 2004
An information leak in mod_authz_svn could allow sensitive metadata of
protected areas to be leaked to unauthorized users.
Subversion is a versioning system designed to be a replacement for CVS.
mod_authz_svn is an Apache module to do path-based authentication for
Vulnerable: < 1.0.8
Unaffected: >= 1.0.8
Architectures: All supported architectures
There is a bug in mod_authz_svn that causes it to reveal logged metadata
regarding commits to protected areas.
Protected files themselves will not be revealed, but an attacker could use
the metadata to reveal the existence of protected areas, such as paths,
file versions, and the commit logs from those areas.
Rather than using mod_authz_svn, move protected areas into seperate
repositories and use native Apache authentication to make these
All Subversion users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-util/subversion-1.0.8"
# emerge ">=dev-util/subversion-1.0.8"
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