Debian DSA-1897-1 : horde3 - insufficient input sanitization

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44762



The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Stefan Esser discovered that Horde, a web application framework providing classes for dealing with preferences, compression, browser detection, connection tracking, MIME, and more, is insufficiently validating and escaping user provided input. The Horde_Form_Type_image form element allows to reuse a temporary filename on reuploads which are stored in a hidden HTML field and then trusted without prior validation. An attacker can use this to overwrite arbitrary files on the system or to upload PHP code and thus execute arbitrary code with the rights of the webserver.


Upgrade the horde3 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3-4etch6.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.2+debian0-2+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44762

File Name: debian_DSA-1897.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


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:debian:debian_linux:horde3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3236

DSA: 1897