GLSA 200509-16 Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities
Posted on: 09/24/2005 03:12 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200509-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities
Date: September 24, 2005
Bugs: #103308
ID: 200509-16

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Synopsis
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Mantis is affected by an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting
(XSS) vulnerabilities.

Background
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Mantis is a web-based bugtracking system written in PHP.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/mantisbt lt; 0.19.2 gt;= 0.19.2

Description
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Mantis fails to properly sanitize untrusted input before using it. This
leads to an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities.

Impact
======

An attacker could possibly use the SQL injection vulnerability to
access or modify information from the Mantis database. Furthermore the
cross-site scripting issues give an attacker the ability to inject and
execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Mantis users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/mantisbt-0.19.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2556
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2556
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-2557
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2557
[ 3 ] Secunia Advisory SA16506
http://secunia.com/advisories/16506/

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-200509-16.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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