ViewVC: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200803-29

Multiple security issues have been reported in ViewVC, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

Affected Packages

www-apps/viewvc on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.5
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.5

Background

ViewVC is a browser interface for CVS and Subversion version control repositories.

Description

Multiple unspecified errors were reportedly fixed by the ViewVC development team.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to the server to list CVS or SVN commits on "all-forbidden" files, access hidden CVSROOT folders, and view restricted content via the revision view, the log history, or the diff view.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ViewVC users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/viewvc-1.0.5"

References

Release Date
March 19, 2008

Latest Revision
April 01, 2009: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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