GLSA 200511-20 Horde Application Framework: XSS vulnerability
Posted on: 11/23/2005 09:52 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Horde Application Framework: XSS vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200511-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Horde Application Framework: XSS vulnerability
Date: November 22, 2005
Bugs: #112491
ID: 200511-20

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Synopsis
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The Horde Application Framework is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting
vulnerability which could lead to the compromise of the victim's
browser content.

Background
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The Horde Application Framework is a general-purpose web application
framework written in PHP, providing classes for handling preferences,
compression, browser detection, connection tracking, MIME, and more.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/horde lt; 2.2.9 gt;= 2.2.9

Description
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The Horde Team reported a potential XSS vulnerability. Horde fails to
properly escape error messages which may lead to displaying unsanitized
error messages via Notification_Listener::getMessage()

Impact
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By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted e-mail or using a
manipulated URL, an attacker can execute arbitrary scripts running in
the context of the victim's browser. This could lead to a compromise of
the user's browser content.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Horde Application Framework users should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/horde-2.2.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-3570
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3570
[ 2 ] Horde Announcement
http://lists.horde.org/archives/announce/2005/000231.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-200511-20.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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