Debian: New info2www packages fix cross-site scripting vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 711-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 19th, 2005                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : info2www
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1341
Debian Bug     : 281655

Nicolas Gregoire discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in
info2www, a converter for info files to HTML.  A malicious person
could place a harmless looking link on the web that could cause
arbitrary commands to be executed in the browser of the victim user.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.2.9-20woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.2.9-23.

We recommend that you upgrade your info2www 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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/info2www/info2www_1.2.2.9-20woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      600 68a3d62f9ff13abaf1cd2b2ca479c8e9
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/info2www/info2www_1.2.2.9-20woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    27216 d4bf5b04bfcaa304bbe18969346a281e
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/info2www/info2www_1.2.2.9.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12407 2d79050502b938fae36d6d38e1d5084b

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/info2www/info2www_1.2.2.9-20woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    34006 93914a2ed64150b8682e8e419f7878ed


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

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