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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in elog, a web-based
electronic logbook, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
Tilman Koschnick discovered that log entry editing in HTML is vulnerable
to cross-site scripting. This update disables the vulnerable code.
Ulf Härnhammar of the Debian Security Audit Project discovered several
format string vulnerabilities in elog, which may lead to execution of
Ulf Härnhammar of the Debian Security Audit Project discovered
cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the creation of new logbook
Jayesh KS and Arun Kethipelly of OS2A discovered that elog performs
insufficient error handling in config file parsing, which may lead to
denial of service through a NULL pointer dereference.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
The upcoming stable distribution (etch) will no longer include elog.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your elog package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1242
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi
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