Debian: DSA-1778-1: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting

    Date22 Apr 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 (XSS) attacks because of missing input sanitization of the introduction text field in user
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1778-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    April 22nd, 2009                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mahara
    Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitization
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-0664
    
    
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and
    resume builder, is prone to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks because
    of missing input sanitization of the introduction text field in user
    profiles and any text field in a user view.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-4+lenny2.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.3-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mahara packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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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    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/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1303 934fdf17abf7221e30fe68c925377126
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    39307 3193a6e1483f1375430cc236230bc9cc
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1637064 9fc42b011a826509edc1fccdb9bc149e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:     7830 30c258196ccbdddc6c4f25e1534ba96e
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
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