GLSA 200601-12 Trac: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Posted on: 01/26/2006 04:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Trac: Cross-site scripting vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200601-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Trac: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Date: January 26, 2006
Bugs: #118302
ID: 200601-12

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Synopsis
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Trac is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could allow
arbitrary JavaScript code execution.

Background
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Trac is a minimalistic web-based project management, wiki and bug
tracking system including a Subversion interface.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/trac lt; 0.9.3 gt;= 0.9.3

Description
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Christophe Truc discovered that Trac fails to properly sanitize input
passed in the URL.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this 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 Trac users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/trac-0.9.3"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-4305
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4305
[ 2 ] Trac Changelog
http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/wiki/ChangeLog#a0.9.3

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-200601-12.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 2006 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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