Debian: DSA-1761-1: New moodle packages fix file disclosure

    Date03 Apr 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Christian J. Eibl discovered that the TeX filter of Moodle, a web-based course management system, doesn't check user input for certain TeX commands which allows an attacker to include and display the content of arbitrary system
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1761-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    April 3rd, 2009                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : moodle
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitization
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-1171
    Debian Bug     : 522116
    
    
    Christian J. Eibl discovered that the TeX filter of Moodle, a web-based
    course management system, doesn't check user input for certain TeX commands
    which allows an attacker to include and display the content of arbitrary system
    files.
    
    Note that this doesn't affect installations that only use the mimetex
    environment.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6.3-2+etch3.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.8.2.dfsg-5.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your moodle packages.
    
    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 4.0 alias etch
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    Debian (oldstable)
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    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch3.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      793 bb2ea87c38661c49b936a357eeb14b0c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch3.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    27511 974a829196380027ac19e82ecd4a6e82
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch3_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  6583190 7d5c0c3103021541b308f54bfc2e2d55
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Debian (stable)
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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/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    49345 31b07d8aab91762d31e2f73dcc6a468c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1390 e7a4b2fe58e3b53f6c4bf6327a007509
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  8713446 6a9345748982edab6a52047abe6779f6
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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