Gentoo: TikiWiki XSS vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo TikiWiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200510-23
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Low
     Title: TikiWiki: XSS vulnerability
      Date: October 28, 2005
      Bugs: #109858
        ID: 200510-23

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Synopsis
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TikiWiki is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Background
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TikiWiki is a web-based groupware and content management system (CMS),
using PHP, ADOdb and Smarty.

Affected packages
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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
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  1  www-apps/tikiwiki      < 1.9.1.1                       >= 1.9.1.1

Description
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Due to improper input validation, TikiWiki can be exploited to perform
cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this to inject and execute malicious
script code or to steal cookie-based authentication credentials,
potentially compromising the victim's browser.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All TikiWiki users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/tikiwiki-1.9.1.1"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-23.xml

Concerns?
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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