USN-791-3: Smarty vulnerability
Posted on: 06/24/2009 11:10 PM

A new Smarty vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-791-3 June 24, 2009
smarty vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 9.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.04:
smarty 2.6.22-1ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Smarty did not correctly filter certain math
inputs. A remote attacker using Smarty via a web service could exploit
this to execute subsets of shell commands as the web server user.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 9.04:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 5384 cddf82ac12a8bf55573d7382cbbb3609
Size/MD5: 1220 b96705a4b32e7e7e0965a71986f908b8
Size/MD5: 158529 a6e1d94453104c42374901da5139744c

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 204018 7ed9dc3ba0843ff6b2acf57f94ee31c3

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