GLSA-200805-09 : MoinMoin: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-09
(MoinMoin: Privilege escalation)

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-09.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32300 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1937