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CVS Root file information disclosure

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CVS Root file information disclosure

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
10/26/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2007
Modified
06/20/2013

Description

A CVS/Root file was found within the web root. This file is created by the popular CVS version control system and it contains a reference to the CVS repository (including hostname and usually a username). The Root file is one of several CVS metadata files created within "CVS/" subdirectories in the working directory (the local directory where files are checked out by a developer). It is common for these CVS metadata directories to be copied up into the web root by developers.

The CVS/Root file is a serious information leak, as it can give attackers information about hostnames/IPs of internal version control servers plus leaking a valid username for these servers.

Solution(s)

  • fix-spider-cvs-root-disclosure

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