Debian Security Advisory DSA 2206-1 (mahara)

Published: 2011-05-12 17:21:50
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Technical Details:
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.

Recommendations:
We recommend that you upgrade your mahara Linux Distribution Package.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to mahara announced via advisory DSA 2206-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2011-0439
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2011-0440

References:

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%202206-1

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.8

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