DSA 1239-1: New sql-ledger packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 12/17/2006 05:45 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 1239-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 17th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : sql-ledger
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-4244 CVE-2006-4731 CVE-2006-5872
Debian Bug : 386519

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in SQL Ledger, a web
based double-entry accounting program, which may lead to the execution
of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2006-4244

Chris Travers discovered that the session management can be tricked
into hijacking existing sessions.

CVE-2006-4731

Chris Travers discovered that directory traversal vulnerabilities
can be exploited to execute arbitrary Perl code.

CVE-2006-5872

It was discovered that missing input sanitising allows execution of
arbitrary Perl code.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.4.7-2sarge1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been
fixed in version 2.6.21-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.21-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sql-ledger packages.


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 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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sql-ledger/sql-ledger_2.4.7-2sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 655 0392c058e58df7deca105cddb2b40ca5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sql-ledger/sql-ledger_2.4.7-2sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 18423 45d1d70cfa3c385bf74b38bcccbe584c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sql-ledger/sql-ledger_2.4.7.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1695610 04c9ffe49045cad569c5a368d7ebaa76

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sql-ledger/sql-ledger_2.4.7-2sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1796848 9cd9a4cf9057efc57384fe952bf4751f


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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