DSA 1836-1: New fckeditor packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 07/16/2009 07:05 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-1836-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
July 16, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : fckeditor
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2009-2265

Vinny Guido discovered that multiple input sanitising vulnerabilities
in Fckeditor, a rich text web editor component, may lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

The old stable distribution (etch) doesn't contain fckeditor.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:2.6.2-1lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:2.6.4.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your fckeditor 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/f/fckeditor/fckeditor_2.6.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 934845 8b58da54703e47622e07b8fdc9f5f93d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fckeditor/fckeditor_2.6.2-1lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 25408 2e10c633f28bdffa1afda0918783ac9e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fckeditor/fckeditor_2.6.2-1lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1028 489da6d230d86e6347c2f5839ffd0af3

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fckeditor/fckeditor_2.6.2-1lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 945672 5a0d59f390945ab2df02c43be8e81a5c


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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