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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200805-09 ] MoinMoin: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MoinMoin: Privilege escalation (GLSA 200805-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 11, 2008
Bug(s): #218752
ID: 200805-09

Synopsis

A vulnerability in MoinMoin may allow a remote attacker to elevate his privileges.

Background

MoinMoin is an advanced and extensible Wiki Engine.

Affected Packages

Package: www-apps/moinmoin
Vulnerable: < 1.6.3
Unaffected: >= 1.6.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

It has been reported that the user form processing in the file userform.py does not properly manage users when using Access Control Lists or a non-empty superusers list.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain superuser privileges on the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MoinMoin users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/moinmoin-1.6.3"


References

CVE-2008-1937
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