Debian Security Advisory

DLA-562-1 gosa -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Jul 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8771.
More information:

GOsa² is a combination of system-administrator and end-user web interface, designed to handle LDAP based setups.

A code injection vulnerability in the Samba plugin code of GOsa has been discovered. During Samba password changes it has been possible to inject malicious Perl code.

If you upgrade to this fixed package revision, please note that Samba password changes will stop working until the sambaHashHook parameter in gosa.conf has been updated to accept base64 encoded password strings.

Please read the gosa.conf (5) man page after you have upgraded to this package revision and adapt gosa.conf as described there.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.4-4.3~deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your gosa packages.

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