Beaker/Mahara Updates for Debian
Posted on: 09/07/2012 11:49 PM

The following security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linuy: [SECURITY] [DSA 2541-1] beaker security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2540-1] mahara security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2541-1] beaker security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2541-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
September 07, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : beaker
Vulnerability : information disclosure
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-3458
Debian Bug : 684890

It was discovered that Beaker, a cache and session library for Python,
when using the python-crypto backend, is vulnerable to information
disclosure due to a cryptographic weakness related to the use of the
AES cipher in ECB mode.

Systems that have the python-pycryptopp package should not be
vulnerable, as this backend is preferred over python-crypto.

After applying this update, existing sessions will be invalidated.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-4+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.3-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your beaker 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/

[SECURITY] [DSA 2540-1] mahara security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2540-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
September 07, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : cross-site scripting
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-2237

Emanuel Bronshtein discovered that Mahara, an electronic portfolio,
weblog, and resume builder, contains multiple cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities due to missing sanitization and insufficient encoding
of user-supplied data.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.6-2+squeeze5.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.5.1-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your mahara 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/




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