USN-911-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities

11 March 2010

moin vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • moin


It was discovered that several wiki actions and preference settings in MoinMoin were not protected from cross-site request forgery (CSRF). If an authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into MoinMoin, a remote attacker could change the user’s configuration or wiki content. (CVE-2010-0668, CVE-2010-0717)

It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input when processing user preferences. An attacker could enter malicious content which when viewed by a user, could render in unexpected ways. (CVE-2010-0669)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
python-moinmoin - 1.8.4-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 9.04
python-moinmoin - 1.8.2-2ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 8.10
python-moinmoin - 1.7.1-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
python-moinmoin - 1.5.8-5.1ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
python2.4-moinmoin - 1.5.2-1ubuntu2.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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