Debian: 'faqomatic' Cross-site scripting vulnerability

    Date13 Feb 2002
    CategoryDebian
    2135
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Due to unescaped HTML code Faq-O-Matic returned unverified scriptingcode to the browser. With some tweaking this enables an attacker tosteal cookies from one of the Faq-O-Matic moderators or the admin.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 109-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    February 13th, 2002
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    Package        : faqomatic
    Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting vulnerability
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Due to unescaped HTML code Faq-O-Matic returned unverified scripting
    code to the browser.  With some tweaking this enables an attacker to
    steal cookies from one of the Faq-O-Matic moderators or the admin.
    
    Cross-Site Scripting is a type of problem that allows a malicious
    person to make another person run some JavaScript in their browser.
    The JavaScript is executed on the victims machine and is in the
    context of the website running the Faq-O-Matic Frequently Asked
    Question manager.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 2.603-1.2 for the stable Debian
    distribution and version 2.712-2 for the current testing/unstable
    distribution.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your faqomatic package if you have it
    installed.
    
    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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/faqomatic_2.603-1.2.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: d08b89341a1bf8a009830032a3e11201
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/faqomatic_2.603-1.2.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 216db746a96b1bbce8b39edcc0c9b550
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/faqomatic_2.603.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: bbf875409cb58c24946a1b7d621d1a80
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-all/faqomatic_2.603-1.2_all.deb
          MD5 checksum: cd2dfe85ed8fb844dad23e61f15e07f3
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
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