Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : moin vulnerabilities (USN-1680-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input
when processing AnyWikiDraw and TWikiDraw actions. A remote attacker
with write access could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files and
execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the web server (user
'www-data').

It was discovered that MoinMoin also did not properly sanitize its
input when processing the AttachFile action. A remote attacker could
exploit this to overwrite files via directory traversal.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected python-moinmoin package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63367 ()

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