GLSA 200803-04 Mantis: Cross-Site Scripting
Posted on: 03/03/2008 10:25 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Mantis: Cross-Site Scripting. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Mantis: Cross-Site Scripting
Date: March 03, 2008
Bugs: #203791
ID: 200803-04

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Synopsis
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A persistent Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability has been discovered in
Mantis.

Background
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Mantis is a web-based bug tracking system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/mantisbt lt; 1.0.8-r1 gt;= 1.0.8-r1

Description
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seiji reported that the filename for the uploaded file in
bug_report.php is not properly sanitised before being stored.

Impact
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A remote attacker could upload a file with a specially crafted to a bug
report, resulting in the execution of arbitrary HTML and script code
within the context of the users's browser. Note that this vulnerability
is only exploitable by authenticated users.

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-1.0.8-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6611
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6611

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-200803-04.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 2008 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/2.5



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