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Debian: New moodle packages fix several vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online course management system.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1724-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Steffen Joeris
February 13th, 2009                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : moodle
Vulnerability  : several vulnerabilities
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CVE-2009-0500 CVE-2009-0502 CVE-2008-5153
Debian Bug     : 514284

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online
course management system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2009-0500

    It was discovered that the information stored in the log tables
    was not properly sanitized, which could allow attackers to inject
    arbitrary web code.

CVE-2009-0502

    It was discovered that certain input via the "Login as" function
    was not properly sanitised leading to the injection of arbitrary
    web script.

CVE-2008-5153

    Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that the SpellCheker plugin creates
    temporary files insecurely, allowing a denial of service attack.
    Since the plugin was unused, it is removed in this update.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.6.3-2+etch2.

For the testing (lenny) distribution these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny1.

For the unstable (sid) distribution these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.2.dfsg-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your moodle package.


Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

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 at the end of this advisory:

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
- -------------------------------

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      793 b86fd980d09fc1f54744962d765a17d7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25398 60b9bf677040fbd71e7951deaa8b91d7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  7465709 2f9f3fcf83ab0f18c409f3a48e07eae2

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/moodle/moodle_1.6.3-2+etch2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  6582298 7a90893e954672f33e129aa4d7ca5aa3


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
 
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