DSA 1633-1: New slash packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 09/01/2008 09:55 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-1633-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
September 01, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : slash
Vulnerability : SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-2231, CVE-2008-2553
Debian Bug : 484499

It has been discovered that Slash, the Slashdot Like Automated
Storytelling Homepage suffers from two vulnerabilities related to
insufficient input sanitation, leading to execution of SQL commands
(CVE-2008-2231) and cross-site scripting (CVE-2008-2553).

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.2.6-8etch1.

In the unstable distribution (sid), the slash package is currently
uninstallable and will be removed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your slash 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/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 954 70b86d7e0c6f4d70e6ecc1e027739be5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 584128 a9886e1e08e47e0db4f3ba3e750102ff
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 21622 2b23a32433e9b168b09ad43e0fd1d160

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 591940 9e38837b0a8f3cc1d3459dacc58c23c6

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 588970 e81e95ed88e082dc56cd10b3770c4360

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 589446 925a97d085854e35f4e9bd678b99454e

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 594236 702a6635658253ad1c5c69169174dcfc

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 587830 005ed926fe7595e45d2780c37bd6d09f

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 589356 a75d5d65a4499f1d9278df08849959ce

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 586112 a2b1336b77de1682ae764c3e05a5950e

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 587726 25c8ea639b4aa9c924e26ab33e5d59d6

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 590880 71de67c5a29a3c3122f74570ea090435

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 587744 c4809262d63d3449c41e8816b2a8cea1

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slash/slash_2.2.6-8etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 588014 8ef8f770f5f22f9473133f382fd7bb18


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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