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subversion -- WebDAV fails to protect metadata


In some situations, subversion metadata may be unexpectedly disclosed via WebDAV. A subversion advisory states:

mod_authz_svn, the Apache httpd module which does path-based authorization on Subversion repositories, is not correctly protecting all metadata on unreadable paths.

This security issue is not about revealing the contents of protected files: it only reveals metadata about protected areas such as paths and log messages. This may or may not be important to your organization, depending on how you're using path-based authorization, and the sensitivity of the metadata.



portaudit: subversion -- WebDAV fails to protect metadata

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