Debian Security Advisory

DSA-893-1 acidlab -- missing input sanitising

Date Reported:
14 Nov 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 335998, Bug 336788.
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 15199.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-3325.
More information:

Remco Verhoef has discovered a vulnerability in acidlab, Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases, and in acidbase, Basic Analysis and Security Engine, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct SQL injection attacks.

The maintainers of Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID) in Debian, of which BASE is a fork off, after a security audit of both BASE and ACID have determined that the flaw found not only affected the base_qry_main.php (in BASE) or acid_qry_main.php (in ACID) component but was also found in other elements of the consoles due to improper parameter validation and filtering.

All the SQL injection bugs and Cross Site Scripting bugs found have been fixed in the Debian package, closing all the different attack vectors detected.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6b20-2.1.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6b20-10.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6b20-13 and in version 1.2.1-1 of acidbase.

We recommend that you upgrade your acidlab and acidbase package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.