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

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

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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
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      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
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

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

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

    References
    ==========

      [ 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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