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CVE Request: viewvc 1.1.5 lib/viewvc.py XSS
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 23:19:46 -0600

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http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=691062

From: Nicolás Alvarez <nicolas.alvarez () gmail com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit () bugs debian org>
Subject: viewvc: XSS bug in diff view
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:54:18 -0300
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Package: viewvc
Version: 1.1.5-1.3
Severity: important
Tags: security

There is an XSS bug in the diff view, exploitable by people with commit
access to the repository. The "function name" lines returned by diff (in
the diff lines starting with @@) are not HTML-escaped.

Here's an example. Add this file to a SVN repository:

blah
x <script>alert("XSS!");</script>
one context
two context
three context
trigger

Commit it. Next, change the line labeled 'trigger', and commit again.
The diff produced by the second commit is:

@@ -3,4 +3,4 @@ x <script>alert("XSS!");</script>
 one context
 two context
 three context
- -trigger
+trigger X

When telling ViewVC to show the diff of that file for the last commit,
it doesn't HTML-escape the <script>, so it gets executed.

I'm attaching a patch that should fix this bug.

I don't have a CVE number. I haven't reported this upstream. I quickly
glanced at the upstream bug list and dev list archives and it didn't
seem to be already reported, but I didn't search carefully.

- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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