DSA 711-1: New info2www packages fix cross-site scripting vulnerability
Posted on: 04/19/2005 04:38 AM

New info2www packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 711-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 19th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : info2www
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1341
Debian Bug : 281655

Nicolas Gregoire discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in info2www, a converter for info files to HTML. A malicious person could place a harmless looking link on the web that could cause arbitrary commands to be executed in the browser of the victim user.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your info2www package.

Upgrade Instructions

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 600 68a3d62f9ff13abaf1cd2b2ca479c8e9
Size/MD5 checksum: 27216 d4bf5b04bfcaa304bbe18969346a281e
Size/MD5 checksum: 12407 2d79050502b938fae36d6d38e1d5084b

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 34006 93914a2ed64150b8682e8e419f7878ed

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

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