Debian: 'analog' Cross-site scripting vulnerability

    Date28 Mar 2002
    CategoryDebian
    2450
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    anAn attacker can introduce arbitrary Javascript code, for example, into ananalog report produced by someone else and read by a third person.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 125-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    March 28th, 2002
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    Package        : analog
    Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Yuji Takahashi discovered a bug in analog which allows a cross-site
    scripting type attack.  It is easy for an attacker to insert arbitrary
    strings into any web server logfile.  If these strings are then
    analysed by analog, they can appear in the report.  By this means an
    attacker can introduce arbitrary Javascript code, for example, into an
    analog report produced by someone else and read by a third person.
    Analog already attempted to encode unsafe characters to avoid this
    type of attack, but the conversion was incomplete.
    
    This problem has been fixed in the upstream version 5.22 of analog.
    Unfortunately patching the old version of analog in the stable
    distribution of Debian instead is a very large job that defeats us.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your analog package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_5.22-0potato1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 051f6c13d7d1777aeef3c0d050b7ff94
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_5.22-0potato1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 294d6547c695f8b5f3b62950d7728dcf
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/analog_5.22.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 7548e31ac6b21bec31966f98a789b426
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/analog_5.22-0potato1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 64becc17b7bf444c989866424805fc7a
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/analog_5.22-0potato1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 3d446034c79efd08854d59906a5e925c
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/analog_5.22-0potato1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 6ffd39c59948d83d2a7fd890be846360
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/analog_5.22-0potato1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 16fc1029300ec44a6b56be54112b2345
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/analog_5.22-0potato1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: dde2890837d9392b5112337ea85f82ad
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/analog_5.22-0potato1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 59ce433a886f8c3ec1d30fbd27bcd2ab
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
    
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