DSA 1119-1: New hiki packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 07/22/2006 04:52 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1119-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
July 22nd, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : hiki
Vulnerability : design flaw
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-3379
BugTraq ID : 18785
Debian Bug : 378059

Akira Tanaka discovered a vulnerability in Hiki Wiki, a Wiki engine
written in Ruby that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service via high CPU consumption using by performing a diff between
large and specially crafted Wiki pages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.5-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hiki package.


Upgrade Instructions
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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 at the end of this advisory:

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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hiki/hiki_0.6.5-2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 561 fa72e16d4c5eb8108ccd603b3396bd76
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hiki/hiki_0.6.5-2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1573 46c81d7c9e5f52115df2fd91b6cc0bf4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hiki/hiki_0.6.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 143468 11c97fe604d70fc42f6c198ec64018e9

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/hiki/hiki_0.6.5-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 108780 b1e689405cc70854ad77f5be95a86606


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

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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 lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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