USN-791-3: Smarty vulnerability

24 June 2009

smarty vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 9.04

Software Description

  • smarty

Details

It was discovered that Smarty did not correctly filter certain math inputs. A remote attacker using Smarty via a web service could exploit this to execute subsets of shell commands as the web server user.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.04
smarty - 2.6.22-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

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