Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1725-1 websvn -- programming error

Date Reported:
15 Feb 2009
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 512191.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-0240.
More information:

Bas van Schaik discovered that WebSVN, a tool to view Subversion repositories over the web, did not properly restrict access to private repositories, allowing a remote attacker to read significant parts of their content.

The old stable distribution (etch) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0-4+lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has also been fixed in version 2.0-4+lenny1.

We recommend that you upgrade your websvn package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.