Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1937-1 gforge -- insufficient input sanitising

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2009
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-3303.
More information:

It was discovered that gforge, collaborative development tool, is prone to a cross-site scripting attack via the helpname parameter. Beside fixing this issue, the update also introduces some additional input sanitising. However, there are no known attack vectors.

The oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.5.14-22etch12.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problem have been fixed in version 4.7~rc2-7lenny2.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.8.1-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your gforge packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Architecture-independent component:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Architecture-independent component:

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