DSA 1030-1: New moodle packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/08/2006 02:42 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1030-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 8th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : moodle
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2006-0146 CVE-2006-0147 CVE-2006-0410 CVE-2006-0806
BugTraq IDs : 16187 16364 16720
Debian Bugs : 349985 358872

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in libphp-adodb, the
'adodb' database abstraction layer for PHP, which is embedded in
moodle, a course management system for online learning. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


Andreas Sandblad discovered that improper user input sanitisation
results in a potential remote SQL injection vulnerability enabling
an attacker to compromise applications, access or modify data, or
exploit vulnerabilities in the underlying database implementation.
This requires the MySQL root password to be empty. It is fixed by
limiting access to the script in question.


A dynamic code evaluation vulnerability allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary PHP functions via the 'do' parameter.


Andy Staudacher discovered an SQL injection vulnerability due to
insufficient input sanitising that allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary SQL commands.


GulfTech Security Research discovered multiple cross-site
scripting vulnerabilities due to improper user-supplied input
sanitisation. Attackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to
cause arbitrary scripts to be executed in the browser of an
unsuspecting user's machine, or result in the theft of
cookie-based authentication credentials.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain moodle packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.4.dfsg.1-3sarge1.

For the unstable distribution these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your moodle package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 616 5d572ce0e8c11034e62fd3a20b0f9d67
Size/MD5 checksum: 12159 2868972a9a5b94eb9d8a2575e7fc4937
Size/MD5 checksum: 9717561 50f0618c0711a7eed3725fea0dd45109

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 9161960 caabcd722dd1a202e95d1bae8c751bf4

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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