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SnipSnap: HTTP response splitting


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200409-23 / snipsnap
Release Date September 17, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-java/snipsnap-bin < 1.0_beta1 >= 1.0_beta1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #64154


SnipSnap is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks such as web cache poisoning, cross-user defacement, and cross-site scripting.

2.  Impact Information


SnipSnap is a user friendly content management system with features such as wiki and weblog.


SnipSnap contains various HTTP response splitting vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise the sites data. Some of these attacks include web cache poisoning, cross-user defacement, hijacking pages with sensitive user information, and cross-site scripting. This vulnerability is due to the lack of illegal input checking in the software.


A malicious user could inject and execute arbitrary script code, potentially compromising the victim's data or browser.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All SnipSnap users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=dev-java/snipsnap-bin-1.0_beta1"
# emerge ">=dev-java/snipsnap-bin-1.0beta1"

4.  References


Page updated September 17, 2004

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