FreeBSD : subversion -- WebDAV fails to protect metadata (184f5d0b-0fe8-11d9-8a8a-000c41e2cdad)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37142
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionIn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.