Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : moin vulnerabilities (USN-1680-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63367


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It 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.


Update the affected python-moinmoin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63367

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1680-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/31

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-moinmoin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/29

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MoinMoin twikidraw Action Traversal File Upload)

Elliot (MoinMoin 1.9.5 RCE)

Reference Information

OSVDB: 88825, 88828

USN: 1680-1