Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : moin vulnerabilities (USN-458-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28056


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


A flaw was discovered in MoinMoin's error reporting when using the AttachFile action. 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. (CVE-2007-2423)

Flaws were discovered in MoinMoin's ACL handling for calendars and includes. Unauthorized users would be able to read pages that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

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 moinmoin-common, python-moinmoin and / or python2.4-moinmoin packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28056

File Name: ubuntu_USN-458-1.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: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:moinmoin-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-moinmoin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-moinmoin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0901, CVE-2007-0902, CVE-2007-2423, CVE-2007-2637

OSVDB: 33172, 33173, 36269

USN: 458-1