DSA 2030-1: New mahara packages fix sql injection
Posted on: 04/06/2010 09:50 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-2030-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
April 6th, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : sql injection
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug : none
CVE ID : CVE-2010-0400

It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume
builder is not properly escaping input when generating a unique username
based on a remote user name from a single sign-on application. An attacker
can use this to compromise the mahara database via crafted user names.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny5.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.4-1.


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+lenny5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 40648 cd057351de5462d5e1df2d75bf3f2247
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1304 e87fa2a0e67a71eef479be5a5da65894
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 8106 5b0910999a1bfdfbce8740219d9549dc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1662742 289da5fba44237ff1c17a462cb6cd9f7


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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