Type packetstorm
Reporter James Bercegay
Modified 2008-10-24T00:00:00


                                            ` WebSVN <= 2.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities  
October 20, 2008  
Vendor : Tim Armes  
URL : http://websvn.tigris.org  
Version : WebSVN <= 2.0  
Risk : Multiple Vulnerabilities  
WebSVN is an online SVN repository viewer. The description taken from   
the project website reads "WebSVN offers a view onto your subversion   
repositories that's been designed to reflect the Subversion methodology.   
You can view the log of any file or directory and see a list of all the   
files changed, added or deleted in any given revision. You can also view   
the differences between 2 versions of a file so as to see exactly what   
was changed in a particular revision." Unfortunately there are a several   
issues in WebSVN may allow for an attacker to conduct cross site   
scripting attacks, and create arbitrary files. There is also a code   
execution issue in the v1 branch.   
Cross Site Scripting  
There is a Cross Site Scripting issue in WebSVN due to the unsafe usage   
of the PHP_SELF server variable within the getParameterisedSelfUrl()   
A url like the one above would display a JavaScript alert window   
containing the cookie data of any set cookies for the domain.   
File Handling Issues:  
There are some file handling issues in the RSS functionality used by   
WebSVN. The issue is caused by the following bit of code taken from   
rss.php, and allows arbitrary file operations to be executed.   
// Cachename reflecting full path to and rev for rssfeed. Must end with xml to work  
$cachename = strtr(getFullURL($listurl), ":/\\?", "____");  
$cachename = $locwebsvnreal.DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'cache'.DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.  
As we can see from the above bit of code, the "rev" request variable is   
never properly sanitized. in order to exploit this issue an attacker   
would have to first send a valid "rev" parameter to rss.php, and then   
traverse the known location.   
So, if the "rev" parameter was initially set to the number one, then to   
create a file called test.php in the root web directory a request like   
the one above would have to be made.   
PHP Code Execution:  
There is an arbitrary php code execution issue in the 1.* branch of   
WebSVN due to the unsafe use of preg_replace evaluation when parsing   
anchor tags and the like.   
// Replace any usernames  
$ret = preg_replace("#\[:nom:([^\]]*)\]#e",  
"username(0, trim(\"\\1\"))",  
The above code can be found within the create_anchors() function located   
in the utils.inc file. Since this function uses double quotes, instead   
of single quotes in the evaluated code, php code execution is possible   
via complex variable evaluation.   
Even though this is not the current version, there is still many 1.*   
installations being used as seen in the search below.   
Unfortunately the developers have been mostly unresponsive to any   
correspondence. The original bug report filed over a month ago can be   
found at the link below.   
Even before this bug report was filed, any attempts made to contact the developers were unsuccessful.  
James Bercegay of the GulfTech Security Research Team