USN-911-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-911-1

11th 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.

Update instructions

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

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.


CVE-2010-0668, CVE-2010-0669, CVE-2010-0717