DSA 768-1: New phpbb2 packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 07/27/2005 04:56 PM

New phpbb2 packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 768-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
July 27th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : phpbb2
Vulnerability : missing input validation
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2161
Debian Bug : 317739

A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been detected in phpBB2, a fully featured and skinneable flat webforum software, that allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via nested tags.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain phpbb2.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.13-6sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.13-6sarge1.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpbb2 packages.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 783 a2192409bb6c743be83d87529e00ebcc
Size/MD5 checksum: 61579 e5a598478e4f01a3e8981b72c1356445
Size/MD5 checksum: 3340445 678d0cb0372e46402a472c510fb90d78

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 36996 9d27f1ba0c529544447be2537a2e427c
Size/MD5 checksum: 2868362 8de633213b53ff0c2029b0b3e28aa847
Size/MD5 checksum: 525020 2e0d83079efc4321532e062a4c746598

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

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