GLSA 200408-25: MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass
Posted on: 08/26/2004 02:56 PM

A MoinMoin update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-25
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass
Date: August 26, 2004
Bugs: #57913
ID: 200408-25

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Synopsis
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MoinMoin contains a bug allowing anonymous users to bypass ACLs (Access Control Lists) and carry out operations that should be limited to authorized users.

Background
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MoinMoin is a Python clone of WikiWiki, based on PikiPiki.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/moinmoin <= 1.2.2 >= 1.2.3

Description
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MoinMoin contains two unspecified bugs, one allowing anonymous users elevated access when not using ACLs, and the other in the ACL handling in the PageEditor.

Impact
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Restrictions on anonymous users were not properly enforced. This could lead to unauthorized users gaining administrative access to functions such as "revert" and "delete". Sites are vulnerable whether or not they are using ACLs.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround.

Resolution
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All users should upgrade to the latest available version of MoinMoin, as follows:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-ww/moinmoin-1.2.3"
# emerge ">=net-ww/moinmoin-1.2.3"

References
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[ 1 ] MoinMoin Announcement
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=8482release_id=254801
[ 2 ] OSVDB Advisory 8194
http://www.osvdb.org/displayvuln.php?osvdb_id=8194
[ 3 ] OSVDB Advisory 8195
http://www.osvdb.org/displayvuln.php?osvdb_id=8195

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-25.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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