Bug 1262928 (CVE-2015-0853) - CVE-2015-0853 pysvn: Insecure use of os.system() in Workbench
Summary: CVE-2015-0853 pysvn: Insecure use of os.system() in Workbench
Alias: CVE-2015-0853
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20150913,repor...
Depends On: 1262929 1262930
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Reported: 2015-09-14 16:13 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-09-18 17:01:21 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2015-09-14 16:13:40 UTC
A vulnerability in Workbench was found. If a user was tricked into using the "Command Shell" menu item while in a directory with a specially-crafted name, svn-workbench would execute arbitrary commands with the permissions of the user.

Reproducer available at:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-09-14 16:14:18 UTC
Created pysvn tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1262929]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1262930]

Comment 2 Stephen Gallagher 2015-09-18 17:01:21 UTC
According to the reproducer page, this affects the svn-workbench project, not pysvn. svn-workbench produced by the same upstream, but there is no such vulnerability in pysvn.

Fedora does not ship svn-workbench, so closing all as NOTABUG.

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