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  Severity: Low
     Title: SnipSnap: HTTP response splitting
      Date: September 17, 2004
      Bugs: #64154
        ID: 200409-23

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /   Vulnerable   /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-java/snipsnap-bin      < 1.0_beta1               >= 1.0_beta1

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
==========

  [ 1 ] SnipSnap Release Notes
        http://snipsnap.org/space/start/2004-09-14/1#SnipSnap_1.0b1_(uttoxeter)_released

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-23.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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