GLSA 200805-21 Roundup: Permission bypass
Posted on: 05/27/2008 10:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Roundup: Permission bypass. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Roundup: Permission bypass
Date: May 27, 2008
Bugs: #212488, #214666
ID: 200805-21

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Roundup allows for bypassing permission
restrictions.

Background
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Roundup is an issue-tracking system with command-line, web and e-mail
interfaces.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/roundup lt; 1.4.4-r1 gt;= 1.4.4-r1

Description
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Philipp Gortan reported that the xml-rpc server in Roundup does not
check property permissions (CVE-2008-1475). Furthermore, Roland Meister
discovered multiple vulnerabilities caused by unspecified errors, some
of which may be related to cross-site scripting (CVE-2008-1474).

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly exploit the first vulnerability to
edit or view restricted properties via the list(), display(), and set()
methods. The impact and attack vectors of the second vulnerability are
unknown.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Roundup users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/roundup-1.4.4-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1474
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1474
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-1475
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1475

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-200805-21.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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