[SECURITY] [DSA 1924-1] New mahara packages fix several vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-11-02T00:00:00



Debian Security Advisory DSA-1924-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris October 31, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mahara Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE IDs : CVE-2009-3298 CVE-2009-3299

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Ruslan Kabalin discovered a issue with resetting passwords, which could lead to a privilege escalation of an institutional administrator account.


Sven Vetsch discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability via the resume fields.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.4-4+lenny4.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

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

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+lenny4.dsc Size/MD5 checksum: 1304 a89de002e60d1435fe9c7375cdd353b3 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4.diff.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 40473 61fa7821c6637801a3f7a22ed5993233

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 7908 ce0748a7b83729e5f987529b871f9428 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 1637754 cf0bdb218c9fbd5723f1be19ac4b84a6

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

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