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Debian: New mantis package fixes cross site code execution

Joao Gouveia discovered an uninitialized variable which was insecurely used with file inclusions in the mantis package, a php based bug tracking system. The Debian Security Team found even more similar problems. When these occasions are exploited, a remote user is able to execute arbitrary code under the webserver user id on the web server hosting the mantis system. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 153-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
August 14th, 2002                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mantis
Vulnerability  : cross site code execution
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

Joao Gouveia discovered an uninitialized variable which was insecurely
used with file inclusions in the mantis package, a php based bug
tracking system.  The Debian Security Team found even more similar
problems.  When these occasions are exploited, a remote user is able
to execute arbitrary code under the webserver user id on the web
server hosting the mantis system.

These problems have been fixed in version 0.17.1-2.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.17.3-3 for the unstable
distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected, since it doesn't contain the mantis package.

We recommend that you upgrade your mantis packages immediately.

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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-2.1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      572 54c91541e3b545dc4d886e636fa29281
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-2.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13059 84958a5116cfa507e1b57c79b80ff782
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   220458 d8bac093eaf31ef5812e714db5c07f82

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-2.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   248754 faf9f2489551528280a6f6bec8584dde


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

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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 ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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