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Debian: Security update for Mahara

Two security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mahara, a fully featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system. A security review commissioned by a Mahara user discovered that Mahara processes unsanitized input which can lead to cross-site scripting (XSS). Mahara Developers discovered that Mahara doesn’t check the session key under certain circumstances which can be exploited as cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and can lead to the deletion of blogs. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2206-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 29th, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : several
CVE IDs : CVE-2011-0439 CVE-2011-0440
Debian-specific: no

Two security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mahara, a fully
featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social
networking system:

CVE-2011-0439

A security review commissioned by a Mahara user discovered that
Mahara processes unsanitized input which can lead to cross-site
scripting (XSS).

CVE-2011-0440

Mahara Developers discovered that Mahara doesn't check the session
key under certain circumstances which can be exploited as
cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and can lead to the deletion of
blogs.

For the old stable distribution (lenny) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny8.

For the stable distribution (squeeze) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.6-2+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.7.

We recommend that you upgrade your mahara package.


Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: [18]http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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