DSA 1924-1: New mahara packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/01/2009 01:15 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-1924-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
October 31, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2009-3298 CVE-2009-3299

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in, an electronic portfolio,
weblog, and resume builder. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2009-3298

Ruslan Kabalin discovered a issue with resetting passwords, which could
lead to a privilege escalation of an institutional administrator
account.

CVE-2009-3299

Sven Vetsch discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability via the
resume fields.


For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny4.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

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


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+lenny4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1304 a89de002e60d1435fe9c7375cdd353b3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 40473 61fa7821c6637801a3f7a22ed5993233

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 7908 ce0748a7b83729e5f987529b871f9428
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1637754 cf0bdb218c9fbd5723f1be19ac4b84a6


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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