Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2335-1 man2html -- missing input sanitization
- Date Reported:
- 05 Nov 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-2770.
- More information:
Tim Starling discovered that the Debian-native CGI wrapper for man2html, a program to convert UNIX man pages to HTML, is not properly escaping user-supplied input when displaying various error messages. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6f-3+lenny1.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6f+repack-1+squeeze1.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6g-6.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6g-6.
We recommend that you upgrade your man2html packages.