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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Gallery Vendors:   Gallery Project
(Debian Issues Fix) Gallery 'init.php' Authentication Flaw Grants Administrative Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010367
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1010367
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 2 2004
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2 - 1.4.3-pl1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Gallery. A remote user can access the application with administrator privileges.

The vendor reported that a remote user can login to an arbitrary user account (including an administrator's account) without any password by emulating that Gallery is embedded. As a result, a remote user can login to the Gallery application as an administrator and perform any actions on the target Gallery albums.

Impact:   A remote user can gain administrative access to the application.
Solution:   Debian has released a fix for the current stable distribution (woody) in version 1.2.5-8woody2 and for the unstable distribution (sid) in version 1.4.3-pl2-1.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody:

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5-8woody2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 573 1369280ce34db40a941ef4fae6f107a5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5-8woody2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 7575 109d81ad481a7b6a197b5dd5b2a3eeaf
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 132099 1a32e57b36ca06d22475938e1e1b19f9

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5-8woody2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 137412 ebae6be30fe04acb993da74c9f54dcf0

Vendor URL:  gallery.menalto.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=123&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Debian)
Underlying OS Comments:  3.0

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 2 2004 Gallery 'init.php' Authentication Flaw Grants Administrative Access



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [SECURITY] [DSA 512-1] New gallery packages fix unauthenticated access


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 512-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
June 2nd, 2004                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gallery
Vulnerability  : unauthenticated access
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no

A vulnerability was discovered in gallery, a web-based photo album
written in php, whereby a remote attacker could gain access to the
gallery "admin" user without proper authentication.  No CVE candidate
was available for this vulnerability at the time of release.

For the current stable distribution (woody), these problems have been
fixed in version 1.2.5-8woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.3-pl2-1.

We recommend that you update your gallery package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5-8woody2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      573 1369280ce34db40a941ef4fae6f107a5
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5-8woody2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7575 109d81ad481a7b6a197b5dd5b2a3eeaf
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   132099 1a32e57b36ca06d22475938e1e1b19f9

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gallery/gallery_1.2.5-8woody2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   137412 ebae6be30fe04acb993da74c9f54dcf0

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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