Chromium/Mahara Security Update for Debian
Posted on: 05/30/2011 10:59 AM

The following two security updates for Debian GNU/Linux are available: [SECURITY] [DSA 2246-1] mahara security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2245-1] chromium-browser security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2246-1] mahara security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2246-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
May 29, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-1402 CVE-2011-1403 CVE-2011-1404 CVE-2011-1405
CVE-2011-1406


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in mahara, an electronic portfolio,
weblog, and resume builder. The following Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ids identify them:


CVE-2011-1402

It was discovered that previous versions of Mahara did not check user
credentials before adding a secret URL to a view or suspending a user.


CVE-2011-1403

Due to a misconfiguration of the Pieform package in Mahara, the cross-site
request forgery protection mechanism that Mahara relies on to harden its
form was not working and was essentially disabled.
This is a critical vulnerability which could allow attackers to trick other
users (for example administrators) into performing malicious actions on
behalf of the attacker. Most Mahara forms are vulnerable.


CVE-2011-1404

Many of the JSON structures returned by Mahara for its AJAX interactions
included more information than what ought to be disclosed to the logged in
user. New versions of Mahara limit this information to what is necessary for
each page.


CVE-2011-1405

Previous versions of Mahara did not escape the contents of HTML emails sent
to users. Depending on the filters enabled in one's mail reader, it could
lead to cross-site scripting attacks.


CVE-2011-1406

It has been pointed out to us that if Mahara is configured (through its
wwwroot variable) to use HTTPS, it will happily let users login via the HTTP
version of the site if the web server is configured to serve content over
both protocol. The new version of Mahara will, when the wwwroot points to an
HTTPS URL, automatically redirect to HTTPS if it detects that it is being
run over HTTP.

We recommend that sites wanting to run Mahara over HTTPS make sure that
their web server configuration does not allow the serving of content over
HTTP and merely redirects to the secure version. We also suggest that site
administrators consider adding the HSTS headers
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Strict_Transport_Security) to their web
server configuration.


For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny10.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.6-2+squeeze2.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.6-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.6-1.

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/



[SECURITY] [DSA 2245-1] chromium-browser security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2245-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
May 29, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : chromium-browser
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-1292 CVE-2011-1293 CVE-2011-1440 CVE-2011-1444
CVE-2011-1797 CVE-2011-1799


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Chromium browser.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:


CVE-2011-1292

Use-after-free vulnerability in the frame-loader implementation in Google
Chrome allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly
have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.


CVE-2011-1293

Use-after-free vulnerability in the HTMLCollection implementation in Google
Chrome allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have
unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.


CVE-2011-1440

Use-after-free vulnerability in Google Chrome allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors
related to the ruby element and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) token sequences.


CVE-2011-1444

Race condition in the sandbox launcher implementation in Google Chrome on
Linux allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have
unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.


CVE-2011-1797

Google Chrome does not properly render tables, which allows remote attackers
to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via
unknown vectors that lead to a "stale pointer."


CVE-2011-1799

Google Chrome does not properly perform casts of variables during interaction
with the WebKit engine, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.



For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 6.0.472.63~r59945-5+squeeze5.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 11.0.696.68~r84545-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your chromium-browser 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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