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Debian: New mantis packages fix insecure file permissions

mantis, a PHP/MySQL web based bug tracking system, stores the password used to access its database in a configuration file which is world-readable. This could allow a local attacker to read the password and gain read/write access to the database. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 335-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
June 28th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mantis
Vulnerability  : incorrect permissions
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: yes

mantis, a PHP/MySQL web based bug tracking system, stores the password
used to access its database in a configuration file which is
world-readable.  This could allow a local attacker to read the
password and gain read/write access to the database.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17.1-3.

For the old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a mantis
package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem is fixed in version
0.17.5-6.

We recommend that you update your mantis package.

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

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-3.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      577 51599356a83dc1b315fc7e6f21d338ff
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15264 4a65805f85b2e70ab61f61446ab29336
    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_0.17.1-3_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   250314 e47ccc4eec1d97677a7fa350565ed98a

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

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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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