Debian: DSA-2030-1: New mahara packages fix sql injection

    Date06 Apr 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder is not properly escaping input when generating a unique username based on a remote user name from a single sign-on application. An attacker can use this to compromise the mahara database via crafted user names.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2030-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    April 6th, 2010                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mahara
    Vulnerability  : sql injection
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : none
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-0400
    
    It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume
    builder is not properly escaping input when generating a unique username
    based on a remote user name from a single sign-on application.  An attacker
    can use this to compromise the mahara database via crafted user names.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-4+lenny5.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.4-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mahara packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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+lenny5.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    40648 cd057351de5462d5e1df2d75bf3f2247
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny5.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1304 e87fa2a0e67a71eef479be5a5da65894
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:     8106 5b0910999a1bfdfbce8740219d9549dc
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1662742 289da5fba44237ff1c17a462cb6cd9f7
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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