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

Date 01 Nov 2009
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
October 31, 2009                      https://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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1304 a89de002e60d1435fe9c7375cdd353b3
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    40473 61fa7821c6637801a3f7a22ed5993233

Architecture independent packages:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:     7908 ce0748a7b83729e5f987529b871f9428
  https://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 https://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 https://packages.debian.org/

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