Debian: DSA-1994-1: New ajaxterm packages fix session hijacking

    Date11 Feb 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that ajaxterm, a web-based terminal, generates weak and predictable session IDs, which might be used to hijack a session or cause a denial of service attack on a system that uses ajaxterm.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1994-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Raphael Geissert
    February 11, 2010                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ajaxterm
    Vulnerability  : weak session IDs
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-1629
    
    It was discovered that ajaxterm, a web-based terminal, generates weak
    and predictable session IDs, which might be used to hijack a session or
    cause a denial of service attack on a system that uses ajaxterm.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), the problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9-2+etch1.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), the problem has been fixed in
    version 0.10-2+lenny1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), the problem has been fixed in
    version 0.10-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ajaxterm 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 4.0 alias etch
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    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.9-2+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      690 4e0e8803297516dd65e13e10836b7700
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.9-2+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     6479 30e20eb2a1a452f9e2711619d3386155
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.9.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    33751 9e48eae37beb62df3f91460b7fe352e0
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.9-2+etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    40490 4c63417d3dfe2aa14c115042c10cdb97
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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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/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.10-2+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     8309 63860e0b5b279d0fe92012abef36628e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.10.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    34372 b10830a7a81d2a4c9f8815510dafb87a
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.10-2+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1275 dac2c51d75700af66248358265c77897
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/ajaxterm/ajaxterm_0.10-2+lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    41606 287e8220fce3fc0b673ed6f392094b71
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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