[Full-Disclosure] [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200502-16 ] ht://Dig: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

From: Luke Macken (lewk_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 02/13/05


Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 15:58:23 -0500
To: the_eye@drei.at




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-16
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  Severity: Low
     Title: ht://Dig: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
      Date: February 13, 2005
      Bugs: #80602
        ID: 200502-16

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Synopsis
========

ht://Dig is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

Background
==========

ht://Dig is an HTTP/HTML indexing and searching system.

Affected packages
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     Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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  1 www-misc/htdig < 3.1.6-r7 >= 3.1.6-r7

Description
===========

Michael Krax discovered that ht://Dig fails to validate the 'config'
parameter before displaying an error message containing the parameter.
This flaw could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site scripting
attacks.

Impact
======

By sending a carefully crafted message, an attacker can inject and
execute script code in the victim's browser window. This allows to
modify the behaviour of ht://Dig, and/or leak session information such
as cookies to the attacker.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ht://Dig users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-misc/htdig-3.1.6-r7"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0085
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0085
  [ 2 ] SecurityTracker #1013078
        http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Feb/1013078.html

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-16.xml

Concerns?
=========

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





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