DSA 2024-1: New moin packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 03/31/2010 11:45 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-2024-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Giuseppe Iuculano
March 31, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : moin
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CVE-2010-0828
Debian Bugs : 575995


Jamie Strandboge discovered that moin, a python clone of WikiWiki, does
not sufficiently sanitize the page name in "Despam" action, allowing remote
attackers to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

In addition, this update fixes a minor issue in the "textcha" protection, it
could be trivially bypassed by blanking the "textcha-question" and "textcha-answer"
form fields.


For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.7.1-3+lenny4.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your moin 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 (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/moin/moin_1.7.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5468224 871337b8171c91f9a6803e5376857e8d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moin/moin_1.7.1-3+lenny4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 90215 c83ca0cbf006907cbce14ad42269eaf9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moin/moin_1.7.1-3+lenny4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1259 2bb1030620e321572e13f7d2e56574b5

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moin/python-moinmoin_1.7.1-3+lenny4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4510612 95a833e0e44a293e5e437c7f2cace485


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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