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Gentoo: Mantis XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Mantis is affected by an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200509-16
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Mantis: XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities
      Date: September 24, 2005
      Bugs: #103308
        ID: 200509-16

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Synopsis
========

Mantis is affected by an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting
(XSS) vulnerabilities.

Background
==========

Mantis is a web-based bugtracking system written in PHP.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-apps/mantisbt      < 0.19.2                         >= 0.19.2

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

Mantis fails to properly sanitize untrusted input before using it. This
leads to an SQL injection and several cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities.

Impact
======

An attacker could possibly use the SQL injection vulnerability to
access or modify information from the Mantis database. Furthermore the
cross-site scripting issues give an attacker the ability to inject and
execute malicious script code or to steal cookie-based authentication
credentials, potentially compromising the victim's browser.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Mantis users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/mantisbt-0.19.2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-2556
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2556
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-2557
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2557
  [ 3 ] Secunia Advisory SA16506
        http://secunia.com/advisories/16506/

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200509-16.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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