DSA 1822-1: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 06/23/2009 10:20 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1822-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
June 23rd, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitization
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : no CVE ids yet


It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume
builder is prone to several cross-site scripting attacks, which allow an
attacker to inject arbitrary HTML or script code and steal potential sensitive
data from other users.


The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny3.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.5-1.


We recommend that you upgrade your mahara 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 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/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 39703 37ab5bac170c01367202510b3d11c486
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1303 808210db6028fd5d6cbe439b666c2c84
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+lenny3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1637508 d6252dd4544dd00b798d6457dced9591
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 7844 8489301d195fe6fa6f7e712dc2053916


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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