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Debian: New phpgedview packages fix privilege escalation Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that phpGedView, an application to provide online access to genealogical data, allowed remote attackers to gain administrator privileges due to a programming error.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1580-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
May 20, 2008                
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Package        : phpgedview
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2064

It was discovered that phpGedView, an application to provide online access
to genealogical data, allowed remote attackers to gain administrator
privileges due to a programming error.

Note: this problem was a fundamental design flaw in the interface (API) to
connect phpGedView with external programs like content management systems.
Resolving this problem was only possible by completely reworking the API,
which is not considered appropriate for a security update. Since these are
peripheral functions probably not used by the large majority of package
users, it was decided to remove these interfaces. If you require that
interface nonetheless, you are advised to use a version of phpGedView
backported from Debian Lenny, which has a completely redesigned API.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.2.dfsg-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.1.e+4.1.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your phpgedview package.

Upgrade instructions
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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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:  6181964 73b1f051f01dcd6520a044badaa40fe6
    Size/MD5 checksum:     8182 834f82b6f3a2512211e8e25dc99ebb44
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1053 8058483846a8b7e51301ed3fac097cdd

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1207756 6105005be43e22076a87b6590a899268
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1821820 0c8d7b39855b30c6880aa8115bc1452e
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2271768 3a7155e548c4f5e2ddcc43747d804ed0
    Size/MD5 checksum:   877102 4e62354aa4950afee7ca71178f1a717f

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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