Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200407-09] MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200407-09] MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-09
(MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass)


MoinMoin contains a bug in the code handling administrative group ACLs. A
user created with the same name as an administrative group gains the
rights of the administrative group.

Impact

If an administrative group called AdminGroup existed a possible hacker could
create a user called AdminGroup and gain the rights of the group
AdminGroup. This could lead to unauthorized users gaining administrative
access.

Workaround

For every administrative group with special rights create a user with
the same name as the group.

References:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=948103&group_id=8482&atid=108482
http://www.osvdb.org/6704


Solution:
All users should upgrade to the latest available version of MoinMoin, as
follows:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-ww/moinmoin-1.2.2"
# emerge ">=net-ww/moinmoin-1.2.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Vintage Apple Rainbow Retro Mac Mouse Pad Mousepad Home Office
$9.99
Vintage Apple Rainbow Retro Mac Mouse Pad Mousepad Home Office  pictureSTUFF4 Gel/TPU Case/Cover for Huawei Y6 2017/Green Fashion
$7.9
STUFF4 Gel/TPU Case/Cover for Huawei Y6 2017/Green Fashion pictureVintage Suncom Analog Edge Game Joystick Controller for IBM computers PC Gaming
$9.99
Vintage Suncom Analog Edge Game Joystick Controller for IBM computers PC Gaming pictureHouston Astros Vintage Collection iPad 3 Case - MLB
$39.95
Houston Astros Vintage Collection iPad 3 Case - MLB picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.