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MoinMoin: Privilege escalation

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200805-09 / moinmoin
Release Date May 11, 2008
Latest Revision May 11, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-apps/moinmoin < 1.6.3 >= 1.6.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #218752

Synopsis

A vulnerability in MoinMoin may allow a remote attacker to elevate his privileges.

2.  Impact Information

Background

MoinMoin is an advanced and extensible Wiki Engine.

Description

It has been reported that the user form processing in the file userform.py does not properly manage users when using Access Control Lists or a non-empty superusers list.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain superuser privileges on the application.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MoinMoin users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/moinmoin-1.6.3"

4.  References



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