Debian: DSA-1822-1: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting

    Date23 Jun 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder is prone to several cross-site scripting attacks, which allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML or script code and steal potential sensitive
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1822-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    June 23rd, 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         : no CVE ids yet
    
    
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume
    builder is prone to several cross-site scripting attacks, which allow an
    attacker to inject arbitrary HTML or script code and steal potential sensitive
    data from other users.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-4+lenny3.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.5-1.
    
    
    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+lenny3.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    39703 37ab5bac170c01367202510b3d11c486
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny3.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1303 808210db6028fd5d6cbe439b666c2c84
      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+lenny3_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1637508 d6252dd4544dd00b798d6457dced9591
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny3_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:     7844 8489301d195fe6fa6f7e712dc2053916
    
    
      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
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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