Prestigious club Stade Français potentially endangered its fans for over a year after leaking its website’s source code.
Stade Français is a professional rugby union club based in Paris. Founded in 1883 and competing in France’s premier rugby league, Top 14, it has established itself as one of the most successful teams in the country, with a dedicated fan base of hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.
Cybernews recently discovered that the server hosting the official Stade Français website was leaking its source code through the publicly accessible .git directory. The website provides fans with daily news updates, upcoming matches, match reviews, ticketing services, and a merchandise shop.
Poor access control to.git directories potentially enabled threat actors to make unauthorized changes to the club’s server. If the threat actors had exploited the vulnerability, it might have posed risks to the users’ data and could have potentially resulted in the takeover of the server.