DSA 840-1: New drupal packages fix remote command execution
Posted on: 10/04/2005 01:12 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 840-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 4th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : drupal
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2498

Stefan Esser of the Hardened-PHP Project reported a serious vulnerablility
in the third-party XML-RPC library included with some Drupal versions. An
attacker could execute arbitrary PHP code on a target site. This update
pulls in the latest XML-RPC version from upstream.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem since
no drupal is included.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.5.3-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.5.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your drupal 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: 609 eedec6415db7933b2583cd49953a29aa
Size/MD5 checksum: 70443 877a0f759e9f3443cbf7075d84a4dc91
Size/MD5 checksum: 471540 bf093c4c8aca7bba62833ea1df35702f

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 497672 0fa1c9826ea5d4528369d418c8bae13b

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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