USN-3137-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3137-1

23rd November, 2016

moin vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in MoinMoin.

Software description

  • moin - Collaborative hypertext environment


It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize certain inputs,
resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site
scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server
output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit
this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
python-moinmoin 1.9.8-1ubuntu1.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
python-moinmoin 1.9.8-1ubuntu1.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
python-moinmoin 1.9.7-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-moinmoin 1.9.3-1ubuntu2.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


CVE-2016-7146, CVE-2016-7148, CVE-2016-9119