GLSA-200903-20 : WebSVN: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35818


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-20 (WebSVN: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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 :

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All WebSVN users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apps/websvn-2.1.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35818

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/10

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:websvn, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5918, CVE-2008-5919, CVE-2009-0240

OSVDB: 49244, 49245, 51611

GLSA: 200903-20

CWE: 22, 79, 264