DSA 1371-1: New phpwiki packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 09/11/2007 07:50 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 1371-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
September 11th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : phpwiki
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2007-2024 CVE-2007-2025 CVE-2007-3193
Debian Bug : 429201 441390

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in phpWiki, a wiki engine
written in PHP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2007-2024

It was discovered that phpWiki performs insufficient file name
validation, which allows unrestricted file uploads.

CVE-2007-2025

It was discovered that phpWiki performs insufficient file name
validation, which allows unrestricted file uploads.

CVE-2007-3193

If the configuration lacks a nonzero PASSWORD_LENGTH_MINIMUM,
phpWiki might allow remote attackers to bypass authentication via
an empty password, which causes ldap_bind to return true when used
with certain LDAP implementations.


The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain phpwiki packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.12p3-5etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.3.12p3-6.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpmyadmin 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 GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpwiki/phpwiki_1.3.12p3-5etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 940 8d23044064042e6130066a2ca8c4717c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpwiki/phpwiki_1.3.12p3-5etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 52689 2deb7c9bc44ccaa1ecaf88656c7f1b27
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpwiki/phpwiki_1.3.12p3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3651174 7073885a9a3993db0e1820315a224e54

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/phpwiki/phpwiki_1.3.12p3-5etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2885540 178a4ca234bf9b66c4b96a3f635dd510


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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