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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200805-09 ] MoinMoin: Privilege escalation

From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py_at_nospam>
Date: Sun May 11 2008 - 13:28:01 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: MoinMoin: Privilege escalation Date: May 11, 2008 Bugs: #218752 ID: 200805-09
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Synopsis


A vulnerability in MoinMoin may allow a remote attacker to elevate his privileges.

Background


MoinMoin is an advanced and extensible Wiki Engine.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 www-apps/moinmoin < 1.6.3 >= 1.6.3

Description


It has been reported that the user form processing in the file userform.py does not properly manage users when using Access Control Lists or a non-empty superusers list.

Impact


A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain superuser privileges on the application.

Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All MoinMoin users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/moinmoin-1.6.3"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1937
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1937

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-09.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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