DSA 1761-1: New moodle packages fix file disclosure
Posted on: 04/03/2009 04:45 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-1761-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
April 3rd, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : moodle
Vulnerability : missing input sanitization
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2009-1171
Debian Bug : 522116


Christian J. Eibl discovered that the TeX filter of Moodle, a web-based
course management system, doesn't check user input for certain TeX commands
which allows an attacker to include and display the content of arbitrary system
files.

Note that this doesn't affect installations that only use the mimetex
environment.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.6.3-2+etch3.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.8.2.dfsg-5.


We recommend that you upgrade your moodle packages.

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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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 793 bb2ea87c38661c49b936a357eeb14b0c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 27511 974a829196380027ac19e82ecd4a6e82

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6583190 7d5c0c3103021541b308f54bfc2e2d55


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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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/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 49345 31b07d8aab91762d31e2f73dcc6a468c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1390 e7a4b2fe58e3b53f6c4bf6327a007509

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 8713446 6a9345748982edab6a52047abe6779f6


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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