DSA 1792-1: New drupal6 packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/06/2009 07:00 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-1792-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Noah Meyerhans
May 06, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : drupal6
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian Bug : 526378

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in drupal, a web content
management system.

pod.Edge discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability due that can be
triggered when some browsers interpret UTF-8 strings as UTF-7 if they
appear before the generated HTML document defines its Content-Type.
This allows a malicious user to execute arbitrary javascript in the
context of the web site if they're allowed to post content.

Moritz Naumann discovered an information disclosure vulnerability. If
a user is tricked into visiting the site via a specially crafted URL
and then submits a form (such as the search box) from that page, the
information in their form submission may be directed to a third-party
site determined by the URL and thus disclosed to the third party. The
third party site may then execute a cross-site request forgery attack
against the submitted form.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version

The old stable distribution (etch) does not contain drupal and is not

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 6.11-1

We recommend that you upgrade your drupal6 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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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:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1124 bedc53674c2746aa0172ba085ee49cf7
Size/MD5 checksum: 1071507 caaa55d1990b34dee48f5047ce98e2bb
Size/MD5 checksum: 19809 907241818d13cff27fd8eb8487002ad6

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1083398 0f30de9089c576ecdb85acf8e71e87a3

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;
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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