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A mapserver security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2285-1 Nico Golde
July 26, 2011
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Package : mapserver
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug : none
CVE IDs : CVE-2011-2703 CVE-2011-2704

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mapserver, a CGI-based
web framework to publish spatial data and interactive mapping applications.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


Several instances of insufficient escaping of user input, leading to
SQL injection attacks via OGC filter encoding (in WMS, WFS, and SOS


Missing length checks in the processing of OGC filter encoding that can
lead to stack-based buffer overflows and the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.0.3-3+lenny7.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.6.5-2+squeeze2.

For the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem
will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your mapserver packages.

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