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SVN Server Admin Issue: Fix It!

A few months ago, Anton Isaykin in collaboration with the company 2comrades discovered a serious security problem that is quite typical of big projects (we do not name names here). To test it, they obtained the file structures and even the source code of about 3320 Russian websites and some major English-language websites. Serious problems like this aren't supposed to exist nowadays. Every serious or visible exploit is found and fixed quickly. But here we will show you something simple and ordinary yet quite dangerous.

What was found is not actually a vulnerability because it's documented. What we really wanted to show is that major websites and even unique services are affected (SM can't list them, sorry). That shows again that bad developer habits is the most dangerous vulnerability we can imagine.

alistapart.com source code

Almost every developer has used or is using a version control system such as SVN. SVN is an advanced tool for managing source code and is used by teams consisting of anywhere from two to hundreds of developers. In its architecture, SVN stores some meta data in a hidden sub-directory (called .svn) of every directory. One of the files in there, named entries, is a list of all of the files and directories contained in the folder where .svn is located.

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