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Gentoo: Gallery Cross-site scripting vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Gentoo Gallery is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200501-45
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  Severity: Low
     Title: Gallery: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
      Date: January 30, 2005
      Bugs: #78522
        ID: 200501-45

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Synopsis
========

Gallery is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Background
==========

Gallery is a web application written in PHP which is used to organize
and publish photo albums. It allows multiple users to build and
maintain their own albums. It also supports the mirroring of images on
other servers.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /   Vulnerable   /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apps/gallery      <= 1.4.4_p4                     >= 1.4.4_p5

Description
===========

Rafel Ivgi has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability where
the 'username' parameter is not properly sanitized in 'login.php'.

Impact
======

By sending a carefully crafted URL, an attacker can inject and execute
script code in the victim's browser window, and potentially compromise
the user's gallery.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Gallery users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/gallery-1.4.4_p5"

References
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  [ 1 ] Gallery Announcement
        http://gallery.menalto.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=147
  [ 2 ] Secunia Advisory SA13887
        http://secunia.com/advisories/13887/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-45.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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