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[SECURITY] [DSA 1287-1] New ldap-account-manager packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

From: Noah Meyerhans <noahm_at_nospam>
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 14:30:52 GMT
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  • ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Debian Security Advisory DSA-1287-1 Noah Meyerhans May 07, 2007
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Package : ldap-account-manager (0.4.9-2sarge1) Vulnerability : multiple Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CVE-2006-7191 CVE-2007-1840 Debian Bug : 415379

Two vulnerabilities have been identified in the version of ldap-account-manager shipped with Debian 3.1 (sarge).

An untrusted PATH vulnerability could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges by providing a malicious rm executable and specifying a PATH environment variable referencing this executable.

Improper escaping of HTML content could allow an attacker to execute a cross-site scripting attack (XSS) and execute arbitrary code in the victim's browser in the security context of the affected web site.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 0.4.9-2sarge1. Newer versions of Debian (etch, lenny, and sid), are not affected.

We recommend that you upgrade your ldap-account-manager package.

Upgrade instructions - -------------------- 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 3.1 (oldstable) - ----------------------

Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives: Size/MD5 checksum: 629 e35751aee6f3d2658caa7f7e605b7c69 Size/MD5 checksum: 12059 4c853e7304c431d7da29e8988bafff7a Size/MD5 checksum: 423988 6478d91210dbf13c9d49b7aa1a971be1

Architecture independent packages:     Size/MD5 checksum: 408360 47e7959aedbc6f62a3c266708d8208a8

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

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