GLSA 200409-23: SnipSnap: HTTP response splitting
Posted on: 09/17/2004 10:45 AM

A SnipSnap security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: SnipSnap: HTTP response splitting
Date: September 17, 2004
Bugs: #64154
ID: 200409-23

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Synopsis
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SnipSnap is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks such as web cache poisoning, cross-user defacement, and cross-site scripting.

Background
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SnipSnap is a user friendly content management system with features such as wiki and weblog.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-java/snipsnap-bin < 1.0_beta1 >= 1.0_beta1

Description
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SnipSnap contains various HTTP response splitting vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise the sites data. Some of these attacks include web cache poisoning, cross-user defacement, hijacking pages with sensitive user information, and cross-site scripting. This vulnerability is due to the lack of illegal input checking in the software.

Impact
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A malicious user could inject and execute arbitrary script code, potentially compromising the victim's data or browser.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SnipSnap users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=dev-java/snipsnap-bin-1.0_beta1"
# emerge ">=dev-java/snipsnap-bin-1.0beta1"

References
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[ 1 ] SnipSnap Release Notes
http://snipsnap.org/space/start/2004-09-14/1#SnipSnap_1.0b1_(uttoxeter)_released

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-200409-23.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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