DSA-2041-1: New mediawiki packages fix cross-site request forgery
Posted on: 05/04/2010 01:30 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-2041-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
May 03, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mediawiki
Vulnerability : CSRF
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-1150

It was discovered that mediawiki, a website engine for collaborative
work, is vulnerable to a Cross-Site Request Forgery login attack, which
could be used to conduct phishing or similar attacks to users via
affected mediawiki installations.

Note that the fix used breaks the login API and may require clients using it to
be updated.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.12.0-2lenny5.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid),
this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.15.3-1.


We recommend that you upgrade your mediawiki 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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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/mediawiki/mediawiki_1.12.0.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 7188806 117a1360f440883a51f0ebca32906ea0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki_1.12.0-2lenny5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 64013 4bda93a5b7657c02615abb552a52656f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki_1.12.0-2lenny5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1549 95beff777c2aabfc1c27ee705d6e962d

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki_1.12.0-2lenny5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 7232192 376a7e8a9d5ef623d9f742c46b6731d2

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50010 ef0bba8b3e99182ca3aa0332c65ecb79

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 157208 be32615f5aa6e9eb8c7cb9856190667e

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 49488 daa203ec0ec783fa56621b5175bdf339

armel architecture (ARM EABI)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_armel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 49466 0fadcd27411dfbe53bb5acf871f8e9a5

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50024 1d7fd2466472722e1c94b543e302c481

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 139020 97e49217a15ba203534ed4e55684ec21

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50014 6d58ac1368a33980217cf93e6252bd8d

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50020 2402eedead8550ae99d9a979a861afb9

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50020 079fe641ba7565df49c0cd2b639d8cc7

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 163034 93917f4c7b2b7c81e4542c83de7950d9

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 50004 a54b1abd2c73872c378b73c751ac6134

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mediawiki/mediawiki-
math_1.12.0-2lenny5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 158352 39f3faa87dcc103f6f948e351801ee88


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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