DSA 1481-1: New python-cherrypy packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 02/05/2008 08:15 PM

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

Hash: SHA1

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-1481-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 05, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : python-cherrypy
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-0252

It was discovered that a directory traversal vulnerability in CherryPy,
a pythonic, object-oriented web development framework may lead to denial
of service by deleting files through malicious session IDs in cookies.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.2.1-3etch1.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain python-cherrypy.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-cherrypy packages.

Upgrade instructions
- --------------------

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 4.0 (stable)
- -------------------

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 5389 f7773f8a66037427df7c33be2dfe7184
Size/MD5 checksum: 219932 14bf17b0706bc480342cb8fcfaed74cd
Size/MD5 checksum: 824 f425e025b9410c49cd8cd5564aec460a

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 220252 b48f9d3a74b1823de85c45c7a30a63c9

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

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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;
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/dsa_1481_1_new_python_cherrypy_packages_fix_denial_of_service.html)