GLSA 200903-20 WebSVN: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/09/2009 05:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - WebSVN: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: WebSVN: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 09, 2009
Bugs: #243852
ID: 200903-20

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in WebSVN allow for file overwrite and
information disclosure.

Background
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WebSVN is a web-based browsing tool for Subversion repositories written
in PHP.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/websvn lt; 2.1.0 gt;= 2.1.0

Description
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* James Bercegay of GulfTech Security reported a Cross-site scripting
(XSS) vulnerability in the getParameterisedSelfUrl() function in
index.php (CVE-2008-5918) and a directory traversal vulnerability in
rss.php when magic_quotes_gpc is disabled (CVE-2008-5919).

* Bas van Schaik reported that listing.php does not properly enforce
access restrictions when using an SVN authz file to authenticate
users (CVE-2009-0240).

Impact
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A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to overwrite
arbitrary files, to read changelogs or diffs for restricted projects
and to hijack a user's session.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All WebSVN users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/websvn-2.1.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5918
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5918
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-5919
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5919
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-0240
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0240

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-20.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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