DSA 2206-1: New mahara packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/30/2011 11:08 AM

New mahara packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2206-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 29th, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : several
CVE IDs : CVE-2011-0439 CVE-2011-0440
Debian-specific: no

Two security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mahara, a fully
featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social
networking system:

CVE-2011-0439

A security review commissioned by a Mahara user discovered that
Mahara processes unsanitized input which can lead to cross-site
scripting (XSS).

CVE-2011-0440

Mahara Developers discovered that Mahara doesn't check the session
key under certain circumstances which can be exploited as
cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and can lead to the deletion of
blogs.

For the old stable distribution (lenny) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny8.

For the stable distribution (squeeze) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.6-2+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.7.

We recommend that you upgrade your mahara package.


Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: [18]http://www.debian.org/security/



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