Exposure of CVS Repository to an Unauthorized Control Sphere
Weakness ID: 527 (Weakness Variant)Status: Incomplete
+ Description

Description Summary

The product stores a CVS repository in a directory or other container that is accessible to actors outside of the intended control sphere.

Extended Description

Information contained within a CVS subdirectory on a web server or other server could be recovered by an attacker and used for malicious purposes. This information may include usernames, filenames, path root, and IP addresses.

+ Time of Introduction
  • Operation
+ Potential Mitigations

Recommendations include removing any CVS directories and repositories from the production server, disabling the use of remote CVS repositories, and ensuring that the latest CVS patches and version updates have been performed.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base538File and Directory Information Exposure
Development Concepts (primary)699
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base552Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties
Development Concepts699
Research Concepts1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory731OWASP Top Ten 2004 Category A10 - Insecure Configuration Management
Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2004) (primary)711
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
Anonymous Tool Vendor (under NDA)Externally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings
2008-10-14CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
2009-12-28CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description, Name
Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2009-12-28Information Leak Through CVS Repository