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:


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


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


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:

Size/MD5 checksum: 655 0392c058e58df7deca105cddb2b40ca5
Size/MD5 checksum: 18423 45d1d70cfa3c385bf74b38bcccbe584c
Size/MD5 checksum: 1695610 04c9ffe49045cad569c5a368d7ebaa76

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1796848 9cd9a4cf9057efc57384fe952bf4751f

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

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For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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