Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2024-1 moin -- insufficient input sanitising

Date Reported:
31 Mar 2010
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 575995.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-0828.
More information:

Jamie Strandboge discovered that moin, a python clone of WikiWiki, does not sufficiently sanitize the page name in "Despam" action, allowing remote attackers to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

In addition, this update fixes a minor issue in the "textcha" protection, it could be trivially bypassed by blanking the "textcha-question" and "textcha-answer" form fields.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.1-3+lenny4.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your moin package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Architecture-independent component:

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