GLSA 200502-16: ht://Dig: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Posted on: 02/13/2005 05:14 PM

A ht://Dig security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: ht://Dig: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Date: February 13, 2005
Bugs: #80602
ID: 200502-16

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Synopsis
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ht://Dig is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Background
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ht://Dig is an HTTP/HTML indexing and searching system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-misc/htdig < 3.1.6-r7 >= 3.1.6-r7

Description
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Michael Krax discovered that ht://Dig fails to validate the 'config' parameter before displaying an error message containing the parameter. This flaw could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact
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By sending a carefully crafted message, an attacker can inject and execute script code in the victim's browser window. This allows to modify the behaviour of ht://Dig, and/or leak session information such as cookies to the attacker.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ht://Dig users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-misc/htdig-3.1.6-r7"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0085
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0085
[ 2 ] SecurityTracker #1013078
http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Feb/1013078.html

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-200502-16.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 2005 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/2.0


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