DSA 1736-1: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 03/10/2009 10:50 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-1736-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
March 10, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2009-0660

It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and
resume builder, is prone to cross-site scripting attacks, which allows
the injection of arbitrary Java or HTML code.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny1.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem will be fixed soon.


We recommend that you upgrade your mahara 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 5.0 alias lenny
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1303 e78e2f84879067ead786f022b3fb9e65
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 38565 dab9ae59c86acc880749118e0c7fab20
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1636658 52d68deb52604b9d5ae0ad910ef0ef78
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 7778 9b1ddde46afd38972b0789e0c18e740a

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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