DSA 1778-1: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 04/22/2009 06:00 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-1778-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
April 22nd, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : insufficient input sanitization
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2009-0664

It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and
resume builder, is prone to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks because
of missing input sanitization of the introduction text field in user
profiles and any text field in a user view.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny2.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mahara packages.

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 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1303 934fdf17abf7221e30fe68c925377126
Size/MD5 checksum: 39307 3193a6e1483f1375430cc236230bc9cc

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1637064 9fc42b011a826509edc1fccdb9bc149e
Size/MD5 checksum: 7830 30c258196ccbdddc6c4f25e1534ba96e

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;
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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