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Re: scan repository for viruses

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:14:17 -0500

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 13:01, jehan procaccia
<jehan.procaccia_at_it-sudparis.eu> wrote:
> hello,
>
> I know that some users commit files containing viruses :-(
> how can I check/scan a svn repository for viruses before the they are spread
> on all clients updating their local files ?
>
> I know that real files /revisions are located in db/revs subdir (ei
> /svn/repos/Test-repo/db/revs), but then it's only index filenames ...
> is their a way to scan a repository on the server ?
>
> PS: I use subversion-1.4.2-2.el5 on Centos 5.2 , btw, do you recommend an
> anti-virus under linux ?

Even when whole versions of the files are stored, I believe they're
stored compressed. You'll have to check out each revision of the
repository and scan incrementally.

But what will you do once you've found the files? Remove them with
svnadmin dump/svndumpfilter/svnadmin load?

Won't the antivirus on the desktops protect those desktops when they
perform a checkout? How did these infected files even get into the
repository in the first place? You may fix the problem "today" but
unless measures are in place, you could find yourself back in this
same position next week.

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