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Re: Bug: committers can set arbitrary HTTP Headers on any file

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-08-13 02:48:07 CEST

Any objections to my filing an issue for this? I'll try to get to it
soon, but am kind of swamped.

-Fitz

On 8/10/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > On 8/10/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> >> Well, um, it might be a security hole. Look at this paper:
> >>
> >> http://www.cgisecurity.com/lib/whitepaper_httpresponse.pdf
> >
> > And if I can set the body of the response to whatever I want, then
> > surely *that's* a security hole, no?
>
> Yeah, I think that's the key distinction here. The only people who can
> cause this behavior are those with commit access to the repository. But if
> they've gotten that far, the security hole isn't in your software -- it's in
> your social network. :-)
>
> --
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
> CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Distributed Development On Demand
>
>
>

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