Debian: 'mantis' Privilege escalation vulnerability
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Debian The Mantis system didn'tcheck whether a user is permitted to view a bug, but displays it rightaway if the user entered a valid bug id.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 161-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
September 4th, 2002                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mantis
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

A problem with user privileges has been discovered in the Mantis
package, a PHP based bug tracking system.  The Mantis system didn't
check whether a user is permitted to view a bug, but displays it right
away if the user entered a valid bug id.

Another bug in Mantis caused the 'View Bugs' page to list bugs from
both public and private projects when no projects are accessible to
the current user.

These problems have been fixed in version 0.17.1-2.5 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.17.5-2 for the unstable
distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected, since it doesn't contain the mantis package.

We recommend that you upgrade your mantis packages.

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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-2.5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum:      572 00aad7574f22125e001d3b243bad9fdb
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-2.5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum:    15188 23e1e66e5285bcbb33ebf7d7a80ebd5e
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum:   220458 d8bac093eaf31ef5812e714db5c07f82

  Architecture independent components:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mantis/mantis_0.17.1-2.5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum:   250066 e1b6b6240c18fcdd943a85407a494779


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

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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
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/