DSA 1856-1: New mantis packages fix information leak
Posted on: 08/08/2009 08:40 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-1856-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
August 08, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mantis
Vulnerability : information leak
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: yes
Debian Bug : 425010

It was discovered that the Debian Mantis package, a web based bug
tracking system, installed the database credentials in a file with
world-readable permissions onto the local filesystem. This allows
local users to acquire the credentials used to control the Mantis
database.

This updated package corrects this problem for new installations and
will carefully try to update existing ones. Administrators can check
the permissions of the file /etc/mantis/config_db.php to see if they
are safe for their environment.

The old stable distribution (etch) does not contain a mantis package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.8+dfsg-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your mantis 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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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2044082 429853b8caacc9e713b686524524418a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1208 f77403f035efa94936500520fe273692
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 45118 68a32687bce135f3032a184c8ebf788f

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_1.1.6+dfsg-2lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1744390 7a7ff3cd017be50fa3ba162ac82eb3de


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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