DSA-2067-1: New mahara packages fix several vulnerabilities  

Posted by Daniela Mehler

New mahara packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2067-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
Jul 02, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mahara
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-1667 CVE-2010-1668 CVE-2010-1670 CVE-2010-2479

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in mahara, an electronic portfolio,
weblog, and resume builder. The following Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ids identify them:


Multiple pages performed insufficient input sanitising, making them
vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.


Multiple forms lacked protection against cross-site request forgery
attacks, therefore making them vulnerable.


Gregor Anzelj discovered that it was possible to accidentally
configure an installation of mahara that allows access to another
user's account without a password.


Certain Internet Explorer-specific cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities were discovered in HTML Purifier, of which a copy
is included in the mahara package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), the problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny6.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), the problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), the problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.5.

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 (stable) alias lenny
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 46220 9baa14e3e23118a908bb2beec8b4fd7f
Size/MD5 checksum: 2383079 cf1158e4fe3cdba14fb1b71657bf8cc9
Size/MD5 checksum: 1943 79d1fbafd665c9bfd5b9cf66a5831d4c

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 8274 ad3af96747d75ddc6fdff4a3c4472845
Size/MD5 checksum: 1639192 838dd2d7f726af2ff773f6e01ee1b330

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

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