GLSA-200407-09 : MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass

High Nessus Plugin ID 14542


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-09 (MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass)

MoinMoin contains a bug in the code handling administrative group ACLs.
A user created with the same name as an administrative group gains the privileges of the administrative group.
Impact :

If an administrative group called AdminGroup existed an attacker could create a user called AdminGroup and gain the privileges of the group AdminGroup. This could lead to unauthorized users gaining administrative access.
Workaround :

For every administrative group with special privileges create a user with the same name as the group.


All users should upgrade to the latest available version of MoinMoin, as follows:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=www-apps/moinmoin-1.2.2' # emerge '>=www-apps/moinmoin-1.2.2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14542

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200407-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:moinmoin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0708

OSVDB: 6704

GLSA: 200407-09