Apache2/Gajim Security Updates for Debian
Posted on: 04/16/2012 09:02 AM

The following two updates has been released for Debian GNU/Linux: [SECURITY] [DSA 2453-1] gajim security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2452-1] apache2 security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2453-1] gajim security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2453-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
April 16, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gajim
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2012-2093 CVE-2012-2086 CVE-2012-2085
Debian bug : 668038

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in gajim, a feature-rich
jabber client. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2012-1987

gajim is not properly sanitizing input before passing it to shell
commands. An attacker can use this flaw to execute arbitrary code
on behalf of the victim if the user e.g. clicks on a specially crafted
URL in an instant message.

CVE-2012-2093

gajim is using predictable temporary files in an insecure manner when
converting instant messages containing LaTeX to images. A local
attacker can use this flaw to conduct symlink attacks and overwrite
files the victim has write access to.

CVE-2012-2086

gajim is not properly sanitizing input when logging conversations
which results in the possibility to conduct SQL injection attacks.


For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.13.4-3+squeeze2.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.15-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.15-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gajim packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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[SECURITY] [DSA 2452-1] apache2 security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2452-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Stefan Fritsch
April 15, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : apache2
Vulnerability : insecure default configuration
Problem type : local/remote
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CVE-2012-0216

Niels Heinen noticed a security issue with the default Apache
configuration on Debian if certain scripting modules like mod_php or
mod_rivet are installed. The problem arises because the directory
/usr/share/doc, which is mapped to the URL /doc, may contain example
scripts that can be executed by requests to this URL. Although access
to the URL /doc is restricted to connections from localhost, this still
creates security issues in two specific configurations:

- - If some front-end server on the same host forwards connections to an
apache2 backend server on the localhost address, or

- - if the machine running apache2 is also used for web browsing.

Systems not meeting one of these two conditions are not known to be
vulnerable. The actual security impact depends on which packages (and
accordingly which example scripts) are installed on the system.
Possible issues include cross site scripting, code execution, or
leakage of sensitive data.

This updates removes the problematic configuration sections from the
files /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and .../default-ssl. When
upgrading, you should not blindly allow dpkg to replace those files,
though. Rather you should merge the changes, namely the removal of the
'Alias /doc "/usr/share/doc"' line and the related '' block, into your versions of these config files.
You may also want to check if you have copied these sections to any
additional virtual host configurations.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.2.16-6+squeeze7.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed in
version 2.2.22-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed in
version 2.2.22-4.

For the experimental distribution, this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.1-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your apache2 packages and adjust your
configuration.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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