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Debian: DSA-2083-1: New moin packages fix cross-site scripting

Date 02 Aug 2010
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that moin, a python clone of WikiWiki, does not sufficiently sanitize parameters when passing them to the add_msg function. This allows a remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks for example via the template parameter.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2083-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
August 2nd, 2010                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : moin
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitization
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug     : 584809
CVE ID         : CVE-2010-2487

It was discovered that moin, a python clone of WikiWiki, does not sufficiently
sanitize parameters when passing them to the add_msg function. This allows a
remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks for example
via the template parameter.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.7.1-3+lenny5.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9.3-1.

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/moin/moin_1.7.1-3+lenny5.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1259 574199fc8e4c954cdd8b75e81eecdcf2
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moin/moin_1.7.1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5468224 871337b8171c91f9a6803e5376857e8d
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moin/moin_1.7.1-3+lenny5.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    92369 5363c01a34f85326113d767264edd42a

Architecture independent packages:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moin/python-moinmoin_1.7.1-3+lenny5_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4499604 c17eeecc46d92ea6db6078884c777669


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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