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    Debian: 'mantis' Privilege escalation vulnerability

    Date 04 Sep 2002
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The Mantis system didn'tcheck whether a user is permitted to view a bug, but displays it rightaway if the user entered a valid bug id.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 161-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Martin Schulze
    September 4th, 2002            
    Package        : mantis
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    A problem with user privileges has been discovered in the Mantis
    package, a PHP based bug tracking system.  The Mantis system didn't
    check whether a user is permitted to view a bug, but displays it right
    away if the user entered a valid bug id.
    Another bug in Mantis caused the 'View Bugs' page to list bugs from
    both public and private projects when no projects are accessible to
    the current user.
    These problems have been fixed in version 0.17.1-2.5 for the current
    stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.17.5-2 for the unstable
    distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
    affected, since it doesn't contain the mantis package.
    We recommend that you upgrade your mantis packages.
    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:      572 00aad7574f22125e001d3b243bad9fdb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    15188 23e1e66e5285bcbb33ebf7d7a80ebd5e
    Size/MD5 checksum:   220458 d8bac093eaf31ef5812e714db5c07f82
      Architecture independent components:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   250066 e1b6b6240c18fcdd943a85407a494779
      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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