Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : moin, moin1.3 vulnerabilities (USN-423-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28015


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


A flaw was discovered in MoinMoin's debug reporting sanitizer which could lead to a cross-site scripting attack. By tricking a user into viewing a crafted MoinMoin URL, 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.
Only Ubuntu Breezy was vulnerable. (CVE-2007-0901)

An information leak was discovered in MoinMoin's debug reporting, which could expose information about the versions of software running on the host system. MoinMoin administrators can add 'show_traceback=0' to their site configurations to disable debug tracebacks.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28015

File Name: ubuntu_USN-423-1.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: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/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: 2007/02/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0901, CVE-2007-0902

OSVDB: 33172, 33173

USN: 423-1