DSA 1919-1: New smarty packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/25/2009 05:30 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-1919-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
October 25, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : smarty
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-4810 CVE-2009-1669
Debian Bug : 504328 529810

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Smarty, a PHP
templating engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2008-4810

The _expand_quoted_text function allows for certain restrictions in
templates, like function calling and PHP execution, to be bypassed.

CVE-2009-1669

The smarty_function_math function allows context-dependent attackers
to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the equation
attribute of the math function.

For the old stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed
in version 2.6.14-1etch2.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.20-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your smarty 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14-1etch2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 958 f061c466cef93df89e677aeb72101910
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 144986 9186796ddbc29191306338dea9d632a0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14-1etch2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4290 0ef9a669c127818f5ff084e2829738e9

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.14-1etch2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 183300 d0ac954aad344f20b5933b09593b2968

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.20-1.2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1409 f280e2733ef52ff621891f99b26386f3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.20-1.2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4876 4d729d18d7efe68e1ce3023149436c01
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.20.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 158091 35f405b2418a26a895302a2ce5bf89d2

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smarty/smarty_2.6.20-1.2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 204412 1e8e85b298b97176359dd15731e0dc88


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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