Debian Security Advisory

DLA-629-1 jackrabbit -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Sep 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 838204.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6801.
More information:

Lukas Reschke discovered that Apache Jackrabbit, a content repository implementation for Java, was vulnerable to Cross-Site-Request-Forgery in Jackrabbit's webdav module.

The CSRF content-type check for POST requests did not handle missing Content-Type header fields, nor variations in field values with respect to upper/lower case or optional parameters. This could be exploited to create a resource via CSRF.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.3.6-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your jackrabbit packages.

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