Debian: DSA-1724-1: New moodle packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date13 Feb 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online course management system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1724-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Steffen Joeris
    February 13th, 2009                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : moodle
    Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2009-0500 CVE-2009-0502 CVE-2008-5153
    Debian Bug     : 514284
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online
    course management system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2009-0500
    
        It was discovered that the information stored in the log tables
        was not properly sanitized, which could allow attackers to inject
        arbitrary web code.
    
    CVE-2009-0502
    
        It was discovered that certain input via the "Login as" function
        was not properly sanitised leading to the injection of arbitrary
        web script.
    
    CVE-2008-5153
    
        Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that the SpellCheker plugin creates
        temporary files insecurely, allowing a denial of service attack.
        Since the plugin was unused, it is removed in this update.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.6.3-2+etch2.
    
    For the testing (lenny) distribution these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny1.
    
    For the unstable (sid) distribution these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.8.2.dfsg-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your moodle package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
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    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 at the end of this advisory:
    
    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 4.0 alias etch
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      793 b86fd980d09fc1f54744962d765a17d7
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25398 60b9bf677040fbd71e7951deaa8b91d7
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  7465709 2f9f3fcf83ab0f18c409f3a48e07eae2
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch2_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  6582298 7a90893e954672f33e129aa4d7ca5aa3
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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