Debian: New gnatsweb packages fix cross-site scripting

    Date05 Feb 2008
    CategoryDebian
    4785
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    "r0t" discovered that gnatsweb, a web interface to GNU GNATS, did not correctly sanitize the database parameter in the main CGI script. This could allow the injection of arbitrary HTML, or javascript code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1486-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
    February 04, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gnatsweb
    Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-2808
    Debian Bug     : 427156
    
    
    "r0t" discovered that gnatsweb, a web interface to GNU GNATS, did not
    correctly sanitize the database parameter in the main CGI script.  This
    could allow the injection of arbitrary HTML, or javascript code.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    4.00-1etch1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gnatsweb package.
    
    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 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnatsweb/gnatsweb_4.00-1etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      566 2f4db4f88a4018f68c19598e9b3781e1
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnatsweb/gnatsweb_4.00.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    87656 1d715610ea05ad3aa498d20158b01667
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnatsweb/gnatsweb_4.00-1etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     2396 82f3180801f111b682a8e94c41c2627c
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gnatsweb/gnatsweb_4.00-1etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    56190 2decb55d6c8e571474b4375394fc14f0
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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