Debian: DSA-1856-1: New mantis packages fix information leak

    Date08 Aug 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the Debian Mantis package, a web based bug tracking system, installed the database credentials in a file with world-readable permissions onto the local filesystem. This allows local users to acquire the credentials used to control the Mantis
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1856-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    August 08, 2009                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mantis
    Vulnerability  : information leak
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    Debian Bug     : 425010
    
    It was discovered that the Debian Mantis package, a web based bug
    tracking system, installed the database credentials in a file with
    world-readable permissions onto the local filesystem. This allows
    local users to acquire the credentials used to control the Mantis
    database.
    
    This updated package corrects this problem for new installations and
    will carefully try to update existing ones. Administrators can check
    the permissions of the file /etc/mantis/config_db.php to see if they
    are safe for their environment.
    
    The old stable distribution (etch) does not contain a mantis package.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.8+dfsg-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mantis 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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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2044082 429853b8caacc9e713b686524524418a
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1208 f77403f035efa94936500520fe273692
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    45118 68a32687bce135f3032a184c8ebf788f
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1744390 7a7ff3cd017be50fa3ba162ac82eb3de
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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