Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1924-1 mahara -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
31 Oct 2009
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-3298, CVE-2009-3299.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2009-3298

    Ruslan Kabalin discovered a issue with resetting passwords, which could lead to a privilege escalation of an institutional administrator account.

  • CVE-2009-3299

    Sven Vetsch discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability via the resume fields.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.4-4+lenny4.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara.

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

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.