[SECURITY] [DSA 1822-1] New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting

ID DEBIAN:DSA-1822-1:83C9D
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2009-06-23T09:08:41


Debian Security Advisory DSA-1822-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde June 23rd, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mahara Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitization Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : no CVE ids yet

It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder is prone to several cross-site scripting attacks, which allow an attacker to inject arbitrary HTML or script code and steal potential sensitive data from other users.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.4-4+lenny3.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mahara packages.

Upgrade instructions

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 5.0 alias lenny

Debian (stable)

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny3.diff.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 39703 37ab5bac170c01367202510b3d11c486 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny3.dsc Size/MD5 checksum: 1303 808210db6028fd5d6cbe439b666c2c84 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny3_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 1637508 d6252dd4544dd00b798d6457dced9591 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny3_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 7844 8489301d195fe6fa6f7e712dc2053916

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>