Debian: DSA-1736-1: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting

    Date10 Mar 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder, is prone to cross-site scripting attacks, which allows the injection of arbitrary Java or HTML code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1736-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Steffen Joeris
    March 10, 2009                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mahara
    Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitising
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-0660
    
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and
    resume builder, is prone to cross-site scripting attacks, which allows
    the injection of arbitrary Java or HTML code.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-4+lenny1.
    
    The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mahara 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 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 5.0 alias lenny
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1303 e78e2f84879067ead786f022b3fb9e65
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    38565 dab9ae59c86acc880749118e0c7fab20
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1636658 52d68deb52604b9d5ae0ad910ef0ef78
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:     7778 9b1ddde46afd38972b0789e0c18e740a
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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