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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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.
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
For every administrative group with special rights create a user with
the same name as the group.
All users should upgrade to the latest available version of MoinMoin, as
# 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
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