Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1778-1 mahara -- insufficient input sanitization

Date Reported:
22 Apr 2009
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-0664.
More information:

It was discovered that mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder, is prone to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks because of missing input sanitization of the introduction text field in user profiles and any text field in a user view.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.4-4+lenny2.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mahara packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Architecture-independent component:

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