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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#10358 closed defect (duplicate)

Permission Check of Repository Browser fails for some folder names

Reported by: Herbert Thielen <thielen@…> Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: version control/browser Version: 0.12.1
Severity: normal Keywords: security
Cc: Branch:
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I'm going to use path based authorization to restrict access to the subversion repository.

While it's working fine using svn via WebDAV/Apache/mod_auth_svn, the trac browser somtimes ignores the access restrictions depending on the path names.

I want to enable restrictions like this in authz_file syntax:

* =
User.One = rw

* =
User.Two = rw

Using svn, this is working fine - User.One only sees the directory Special_User.One in /trunk/doc/team/private_11w, and she does not see Special_User.Two there.

But using the trac repository browser, both users see both directories.

Restricting access to the private_11w at all works, i.e.

* =
Special.User = rw

hides all subdirectories of private_11w to all users except Special.User.

The same happened after renaming private_11w to privat11w, but renaming it to private helps (of course together with the according changes in the authz_file), e.g.

* =
User.One = rw

* =
User.Two = rw

Seems as if there is some restriction on the accepted characters in the path (not the last element).

Could it be related to ticket:9976? The problem described there is a little bit different, but he's also using special characters in path names.

System Information:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Python 2.6.6-5ubuntu1
  • subversion 1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1.3
  • python-subversion 1.6.12dfsg-1ubuntu1.3

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comment:1 by Remy Blank, 12 years ago

Milestone: next-minor-0.12.x

Looks indeed related to #9976, not due to the special character, but because a copy operation is involved.

comment:2 by Herbert Thielen <thielen@…>, 12 years ago

But note that I tried different names, so several copy operations have been involved:

  • copied to private_11w → didn't work (as far as I remember, I started with private before, but I'm not sure on this)
  • copied from private_11w to private11w → didn't work either
  • copied from private11w to private → worked fine

Hiding the whole directory private_11w was possible, only hiding the subdirectories wasn't …

comment:3 by Christian Boos, 11 years ago

Milestone: next-minor-0.12.x
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Confirmed to be a duplicate of #9976 and the 10208-requested-rev-r10910.patch:ticket:10208 patch also fixes this use case.

(the names themselves private, private_ …, didn't matter; it worked as expected for paths which haven't been copied, but for copies the origin path was used for testing permissions hence the unexpected behavior)

comment:4 by Herbert Thielen <thielen@…>, 11 years ago

Thanks for this clarification!

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