Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : moin, moin1.3 vulnerability (USN-421-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28013


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


A flaw was discovered in MoinMoin's page name sanitizer which could lead to a cross-site scripting attack. By tricking a user into viewing a crafted MoinMoin page, an attacker could execute arbitrary JavaScript as the current MoinMoin user, possibly exposing the user's authentication information for the domain where MoinMoin was hosted.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28013

File Name: ubuntu_USN-421-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:moin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:moinmoin-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-moinmoin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.3-moinmoin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-moinmoin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0857

OSVDB: 31871, 31872, 31873, 31874

USN: 421-1