Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : moin vulnerabilities (USN-1680-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63367
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input when processing AnyWikiDraw and TWikiDraw actions. A remote attacker with write access could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the web server (user 'www-data').
It was discovered that MoinMoin also did not properly sanitize its input when processing the AttachFile action. A remote attacker could exploit this to overwrite files via directory traversal.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected python-moinmoin package.