Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : moin vulnerabilities (USN-911-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 45042


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


It was discovered that several wiki actions and preference settings in MoinMoin were not protected from cross-site request forgery (CSRF). If an authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into MoinMoin, a remote attacker could change the user's configuration or wiki content. (CVE-2010-0668, CVE-2010-0717)

It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input when processing user preferences. An attacker could enter malicious content which when viewed by a user, could render in unexpected ways.

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: High

ID: 45042

File Name: ubuntu_USN-911-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/12

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0668, CVE-2010-0669, CVE-2010-0717

BID: 38023

OSVDB: 62043, 62654, 62655

USN: 911-1

CWE: 16