Debian: New phpgedview packages fix privilege escalation

    Date20 May 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that phpGedView, an application to provide online access to genealogical data, allowed remote attackers to gain administrator privileges due to a programming error.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1580-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    May 20, 2008                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : phpgedview
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2064
    
    It was discovered that phpGedView, an application to provide online access
    to genealogical data, allowed remote attackers to gain administrator
    privileges due to a programming error.
    
    Note: this problem was a fundamental design flaw in the interface (API) to
    connect phpGedView with external programs like content management systems.
    Resolving this problem was only possible by completely reworking the API,
    which is not considered appropriate for a security update. Since these are
    peripheral functions probably not used by the large majority of package
    users, it was decided to remove these interfaces. If you require that
    interface nonetheless, you are advised to use a version of phpGedView
    backported from Debian Lenny, which has a completely redesigned API.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.0.2.dfsg-4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.1.e+4.1.5-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your phpgedview 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/p/phpgedview/phpgedview_4.0.2.dfsg.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  6181964 73b1f051f01dcd6520a044badaa40fe6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpgedview/phpgedview_4.0.2.dfsg-4.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     8182 834f82b6f3a2512211e8e25dc99ebb44
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpgedview/phpgedview_4.0.2.dfsg-4.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1053 8058483846a8b7e51301ed3fac097cdd
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpgedview/phpgedview_4.0.2.dfsg-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1207756 6105005be43e22076a87b6590a899268
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpgedview/phpgedview-languages_4.0.2.dfsg-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1821820 0c8d7b39855b30c6880aa8115bc1452e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpgedview/phpgedview-places_4.0.2.dfsg-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2271768 3a7155e548c4f5e2ddcc43747d804ed0
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpgedview/phpgedview-themes_4.0.2.dfsg-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   877102 4e62354aa4950afee7ca71178f1a717f
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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