Debian Security Advisory

DSA-223-1 geneweb -- information exposure

Date Reported:
07 Jan 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 6549.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2002-1390.
More information:

A security issue has been discovered by Daniel de Rauglaudre, upstream author of geneweb, a genealogical software with web interface. It runs as a daemon on port 2317 by default. Paths are not properly sanitized, so a carefully crafted URL lead geneweb to read and display arbitrary files of the system it runs on.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.06-2.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 4.09-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your geneweb package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.