Re: Possible security problem with svnsync?
C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Peter Samuelson wrote:
>> [Jon Foster]
>>> All he has to do is change the svn:sync-from-url property on the
>>> mirror repository to be a file:// URL to the source repository,
>>> rather than a http:// one. The correct file:// URL is probably
>> I'd never thought of this as as security problem, but I _do_ think it's
>> a suboptimal design where a svnsync setup stores state on the mirrored
>> repository which is relative not to the mirror, but to whoever is
>> running svnsync.
>>> Please can we change "svnsync sync" to allow both the source and
>>> target URLs to be specified? That rather simple measure would block
>>> this attack. Since svnsync is usually invoked from a script, typing
>>> the extra URL isn't a problem.
>> Yes, this sounds like a good design anyway, aside from the security
> I'm coding right now along these lines.
By the way, I'm tracking this is issue #3637. The proposed solution has
been committed to trunk.
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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Received on 2010-05-12 20:33:36 CEST
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