DSA 642-1: New gallery packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/17/2005 01:37 PM

New gallery packages are avaiable for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 642-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 17th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : gallery
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1106
BugTraq ID : 11602

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in gallery, a web-based photo album written in PHP4. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:


Jim Paris discovered a cross site scripting vulnerability which allows code to be inserted by using specially formed URLs.


The upstream developers of gallery have fixed several cases of possible variable injection that could trick gallery to unintended actions, e.g. leaking database passwords.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.5-8woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-pl4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gallery package.

Upgrade Instructions

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 573 f789c8198ba2b859cfb5cca31aaf6dcd
Size/MD5 checksum: 7908 6acd9ee257ddad8c2ffa568b5540e9fe
Size/MD5 checksum: 132099 1a32e57b36ca06d22475938e1e1b19f9

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 133126 3527d050800873dc990c1d002478aa7e

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

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