Fex security update for Debian
Posted on: 06/13/2011 12:04 PM

A fex security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2259-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
June 12, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : fex
Vulnerability : authentication bypass
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-1409

It was discovered that fex, a web service for transferring very large,
files, is not properly validating authentication IDs. While the service
properly validates existing authentication IDs, an attacker who is not
specifying any authentication ID at all, can bypass the authentication
procedure.


The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not include fex.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 20100208+debian1-1+squeeze1.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 20110610-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your fex packages.

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



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