Debian: DSA-2335-1: man2html security update

    Date 05 Nov 2011
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Tim Starling discovered that the Debian-native CGI wrapper for man2html, a program to convert UNIX man pages to HTML, is not properly escaping user-supplied input when displaying various error messages. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2335-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    November 5th, 2011                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : man2hhtml
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitization
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2770
    
    Tim Starling discovered that the Debian-native CGI wrapper for man2html,
    a program to convert UNIX man pages to HTML, is not properly escaping
    user-supplied input when displaying various error messages.  A remote
    attacker can exploit this flaw to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
    attacks.
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6f-3+lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6f+repack-1+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6g-6.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6g-6.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your man2html packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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