SnipSnap: HTTP response splitting — GLSA 200409-23

SnipSnap is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks such as web cache poisoning, cross-user defacement, and cross-site scripting.

Affected Packages

dev-java/snipsnap-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0_beta1
Unaffected versions >= 1.0_beta1

Background

SnipSnap is a user friendly content management system with features such as wiki and weblog.

Description

SnipSnap contains various HTTP response splitting vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise the sites data. Some of these attacks include web cache poisoning, cross-user defacement, hijacking pages with sensitive user information, and cross-site scripting. This vulnerability is due to the lack of illegal input checking in the software.

Impact

A malicious user could inject and execute arbitrary script code, potentially compromising the victim's data or browser.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SnipSnap users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge sync
 
 # emerge -pv ">=dev-java/snipsnap-bin-1.0_beta1"
 # emerge ">=dev-java/snipsnap-bin-1.0beta1"

References

Release Date
September 17, 2004

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
low

Exploitable
remote

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