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Debian: mhonarc XSS vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian There is a cross site scripting vulnerability in mhonarc, a mail to HTML converter.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 199-1                                        Martin Schulze
November 19th, 2002            

Package        : mhonarc
Vulnerability  : cross site scripting
Problem-type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1307

Steven Christey discovered a cross site scripting vulnerability in
mhonarc, a mail to HTML converter.  Carefully crafted message headers
can introduce cross site scripting when mhonarc is configured to
display all headers lines on the web.  However, it is often useful to
restrict the displayed header lines to To, From and Subject, in which
case the vulnerability cannot be exploited.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.5.2-1.2 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 2.4.4-1.2 for the old stable
distribution (potato) and in version 2.5.13-1 for the unstable
distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your mhonarc package.

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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      538 437de7328103a84b6916a1baaa61f477
      Size/MD5 checksum:     6272 90646c64bc07c9c6c5264e2a87fb16f3
      Size/MD5 checksum:   451692 17bfacfc31d185f472695b0fac5d23b9

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   453352 8e7f1a40ff78e0bef2d1c9593545baee

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      560 8f9fed3cf8291da812c8f286c235aecb
      Size/MD5 checksum:     4737 a2883f16cba2cd5e71bbfc2afa1af67b
      Size/MD5 checksum:   600942 5151b61a4dc2bd18214e9a8d47ec41df

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   573016 84fe390991cf60c2ccea131a681a6288

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

Survey on the use of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato:

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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