Debian: DSA-1924-1: New mahara packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date01 Nov 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1924-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    	
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    October 31, 2009                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mahara
    Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2009-3298 CVE-2009-3299
    
    Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in, an electronic portfolio,
    weblog, and resume builder.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2009-3298
    
    Ruslan Kabalin discovered a issue with resetting passwords, which could
    lead to a privilege escalation of an institutional administrator
    account.
    
    CVE-2009-3299
    
    Sven Vetsch discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability via the
    resume fields.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-4+lenny4.
    
    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 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 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+lenny4.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1304 a89de002e60d1435fe9c7375cdd353b3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    40473 61fa7821c6637801a3f7a22ed5993233
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:     7908 ce0748a7b83729e5f987529b871f9428
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1637754 cf0bdb218c9fbd5723f1be19ac4b84a6
    
    
      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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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
    
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