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    Debian: geneweb information exposure vulnerability

    Date 07 Jan 2003
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A security issue has been discovered in geneweb, a genealogical software with web interface.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 223-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    January 7th, 2003              
    Package        : geneweb
    Vulnerability  : information exposure
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1390
    A security issue has been discovered by Daniel de Rauglaudre, upstream
    author of geneweb, a genealogical software with web interface.  It
    runs as a daemon on port 2317 by default.  Paths are not properly
    sanitized, so a carefully crafted URL lead geneweb to read and display
    arbitrary files of the system it runs on.
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 4.06-2.
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
    fixed in version 4.09-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your geneweb package.
    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 3.0 alias woody
      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      610 55ccdf8143b1a96e056094de24e31074
          Size/MD5 checksum:    23357 1a3a36cbcef4e48b6a1effc5685023b6
          Size/MD5 checksum:   832896 a64a4373cb82d6a3044718c7345e45f7
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2336984 4a1a0e637ca669de6eefbf268a764d84
          Size/MD5 checksum:   207902 d9aadcc1d453da3ca8526823d2a152d7
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1944708 9034949c9a7e0bef78fbfd300e23e30b
          Size/MD5 checksum:   169542 dbfebb1e79bed418b115f9d70ca3e550
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1684746 5057e9e6b03bb4d0d6878952b501e219
          Size/MD5 checksum:   144480 9c0734678de3b35399d98b421bf6943e
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   985752 07f39fee8a2d299dec7745a663dd92d7
          Size/MD5 checksum:   108274 da31852ab48cd19d6f31508706fecbf5
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   865398 9cc1369fe825651dd1b94b405606985a
          Size/MD5 checksum:    88378 28813c61dfe7b9122497b163a453c18e
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   769050 51b9e4662732cfe495f46179ee421144
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72366 5b9bfb854358d5698636fcb579ce341a
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   830858 81707ac5153dbce3ef43814bb80ff0a1
          Size/MD5 checksum:    82782 cbafd1fa38f65e89f998ff85fe57502f
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   828578 4ecbe3e11bdd06060c68ac8f056c1236
          Size/MD5 checksum:    82214 0f60da0df4e805b18b4bb47cfa18bea8
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1974062 53677870c90407d1ed124eac472696e4
          Size/MD5 checksum:   172486 79a42dfd21220c05b1d26b356e4478b2
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   806194 0f5b03a1f318cae873669d085acbde04
          Size/MD5 checksum:    78434 902398e1ee72b17fd6a7572a82ed3d62
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2014210 9ce8b277ce809345177d262cfd296991
          Size/MD5 checksum:   176504 9ce117759d03a1ef4a5db0c80de25cf7
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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