openSUSE Security Update : git-web (openSUSE-SU-2011:0705-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Users with commit access to repos served by git-web could cause cross
site scripting (XSS) issues with XML files (CVE-2011-2186).

Due to a differently formatted /etc/mime.types openSUSE is not
affected by default.

This update nevertheless turns on git-web's XSS protection mechanism
to avoid similar problems in the future.

To turn XSS protection off again put the following line in
/etc/gitweb.conf :

$prevent_xss = 0;

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2011-06/msg00043.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=698456

Solution :

Update the affected git-web package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75851 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2186

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