DSA 1287-1: New ldap-account-manager packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/07/2007 03:35 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-1287-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Noah Meyerhans
May 07, 2007
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Package : ldap-account-manager (0.4.9-2sarge1)
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2006-7191 CVE-2007-1840
Debian Bug : 415379

Two vulnerabilities have been identified in the version of
ldap-account-manager shipped with Debian 3.1 (sarge).

CVE-2006-7191
An untrusted PATH vulnerability could allow a local attacker to execute
arbitrary code with elevated privileges by providing a malicious rm
executable and specifying a PATH environment variable referencing this
executable.

CVE-2007-1840
Improper escaping of HTML content could allow an attacker to execute a
cross-site scripting attack (XSS) and execute arbitrary code in the
victim's browser in the security context of the affected web site.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.9-2sarge1. Newer versions of Debian (etch, lenny, and sid),
are not affected.

We recommend that you upgrade your ldap-account-manager 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 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 3.1 (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldap-account-manager/ldap-account-manager_0.4.9-2sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 629 e35751aee6f3d2658caa7f7e605b7c69
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldap-account-manager/ldap-account-manager_0.4.9-2sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 12059 4c853e7304c431d7da29e8988bafff7a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldap-account-manager/ldap-account-manager_0.4.9.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 423988 6478d91210dbf13c9d49b7aa1a971be1

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldap-account-manager/ldap-account-manager_0.4.9-2sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 408360 47e7959aedbc6f62a3c266708d8208a8


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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