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Debian: New mahara packages fix cross-site scripting

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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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:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny2.dsc
   Size/MD5 checksum:     1303 934fdf17abf7221e30fe68c925377126
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny2.diff.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:    39307 3193a6e1483f1375430cc236230bc9cc

Architecture independent packages:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara_1.0.4-4+lenny2_all.deb
   Size/MD5 checksum:  1637064 9fc42b011a826509edc1fccdb9bc149e
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mahara/mahara-apache2_1.0.4-4+lenny2_all.deb
   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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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