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RE: Credentials held unencrypted in memory during runtime

From: Andrew <agaspar_at_odecee.com.au>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:41:50 -0700 (PDT)

Hi

The organisation that I am currently working for has also found this security issue, and being a financial organisation we are considering not allowing our developers to use tortoise SVN.

This should be fixed, as it is a security flaw.

> Hi,
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> While we test a scenario we found the TortoiseSVN client application
> holds the username and password strings in clear text within the memory
> during runtime, The sensitive information (e.g. password) is loaded into
> a variable during the authentication phase. The variable is not cleared
> after the initial use. It is possible to extract the TortoiseSVN strings
> stored in memory and obtain a valid password.
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> Testing Evidence : Using readily available tools, the variables are
> extracted from memory. The password used for authentication remains
> within the variable after use.
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> FYI : We tested this in Tortoise SVN 1.6.15
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> Please let us know is security issue fixed in the upcoming release.
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> Thanks & Regards,
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> Annamalai_at_Arunachalam.A <mailto:Annamalai_at_Arunachalam.A>
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> Senior Support Engineer
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> Collabnet Software Private Limited
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> The Lords|5th Floor|Block-II |1&2 | North Extn. Area
> Ekkatuthangal | Guindy | Chennai - 600032 |India

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