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Debian: 'faqomatic' Cross-site scripting vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian Due to unescaped HTML code Faq-O-Matic returned unverified scriptingcode to the browser. With some tweaking this enables an attacker tosteal cookies from one of the Faq-O-Matic moderators or the admin.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 109-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 13th, 2002

Package        : faqomatic
Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting vulnerability
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

Due to unescaped HTML code Faq-O-Matic returned unverified scripting
code to the browser.  With some tweaking this enables an attacker to
steal cookies from one of the Faq-O-Matic moderators or the admin.

Cross-Site Scripting is a type of problem that allows a malicious
person to make another person run some JavaScript in their browser.
The JavaScript is executed on the victims machine and is in the
context of the website running the Faq-O-Matic Frequently Asked
Question manager.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.603-1.2 for the stable Debian
distribution and version 2.712-2 for the current testing/unstable

We recommend that you upgrade your faqomatic package if you have it

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: d08b89341a1bf8a009830032a3e11201
      MD5 checksum: 216db746a96b1bbce8b39edcc0c9b550
      MD5 checksum: bbf875409cb58c24946a1b7d621d1a80

  Architecture independent components:
      MD5 checksum: cd2dfe85ed8fb844dad23e61f15e07f3

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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