CollabNet Subversion Edge weak password policy

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-07-05T00:00:00


Vuln Title: The CollabNet Subversion Edge Management Frontend does not

implement a strong password policy

Date: 28.06.2015

Author: otr

Software Link:

Vendor: CollabNet

Version: 4.0.11

Tested on: Fedora Linux

Type: Lack of defensive measures

Risk: Medium

Status: public/fixed

Fixed version: 5.0


2014-10-09 Flaw Discovered 2014-10-20 Vendor contacted 2014-10-21 Vendor response 2014-12-08 Vendor fix proposal 2014-12-08 Extension of embargo to 19.4.2015 2015-05-04 Extension of embargo until release of version 5.0 2015-05-18 Release of version 5.0 and public disclosure


The CollabNet Subversion Edge Management does not implement a strong password policy. Passwords like "aaaaa" are allowed as the only requirement is that the password is at least 5 characters long

Fix proposal:

Allow for a configuration option that enforces high password complexity.

Vendor fix:

The new default for passwords is to require at least 3 of the following character classes: uppercase, lowercase, digits, and special characters. A minimum length of 8 characters is also configurable.