Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5072-1 debian-edu-config -- security update

Date Reported:
11 Feb 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-20001.
More information:

Marcel Neumann, Robert Altschaffel, Loris Guba and Dustin Hermann discovered that debian-edu-config, a set of configuration files used for the Debian Edu blend configured insecure permissions for the user web shares (~/public_html), which could result in privilege escalation.

If PHP functionality is needed for the user web shares, please refer to /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-config/

For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 2.10.65+deb10u8.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11.56+deb11u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your debian-edu-config packages.

For the detailed security status of debian-edu-config please refer to its security tracker page at: