Debian: DSA-1986-1: New moodle packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date02 Feb 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online course management system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1986-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    February 02, 2010                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : moodle                 
    Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
    Problem type   : remote                 
    Debian-specific: no                     
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2009-4297 CVE-2009-4298 CVE-2009-4299 CVE-2009-4301
                     CVE-2009-4302 CVE-2009-4303 CVE-2009-4305              
    Debian Bugs    : 559531                                                 
    
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online
    course management system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:                        
    
    CVE-2009-4297
    
    Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities have been
    discovered.                                                         
    
    CVE-2009-4298
    
    It has been discovered that the LAMS module is prone to the disclosure
    of user account information.                                          
    
    CVE-2009-4299
    
    The Glossary module has an insufficient access control mechanism.
    
    CVE-2009-4301
    
    Moodle does not properly check permissions when the MNET service is
    enabled, which allows remote authenticated servers to execute arbitrary
    MNET functions.
    
    CVE-2009-4302
    
    The login/index_form.html page links to an HTTP page instead of using an
    SSL secured connection.
    
    CVE-2009-4303
    
    Moodle stores sensitive data in backup files, which might make it
    possible for attackers to obtain them.
    
    CVE-2009-4305
    
    It has been discovered that the SCORM module is prone to an SQL
    injection.
    
    Additionally, an SQL injection in the update_record function, a problem
    with symbolic links and a verification problem with Glossary, database
    and forum ratings have been fixed.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny3.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), there are no fixed packages
    available and it is too hard to backport many of the fixes. Therefore,
    we recommend to upgrade to the lenny version.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.2.dfsg-6.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your moodle 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/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny3.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1332 e6692ee05c7eda37d36ef9a0d24ce2ae
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum: 10162497 d116f83641c70216a94168aa2c303004
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny3.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    67070 e8843f3e443495842705c040c0d98779
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny3_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  8628382 1985ebd60f8f9f2fb03a25e9b0c58c50
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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