Package name
kolab-server
Date
2008-09-13
Advisory ID
MDVSA-2008:193
Affected versions
CS3.0 i586 , CS3.0 x86_64

Problem description

Gavin McCullagh of Griffith College Dublin reported an issue in Kolab
v1 where user passwords were being recorded in the Apache log files due
to Kolab using HTTP GET requests rather than HTTP POST requests. This
would allow any users with access to the Apache log files to harvest
user passwords and possibly other sensitive data (CVE-2008-4165).

The patch to fix this problem also corrects and issue where
non-alphanumeric characters in passwords, set via the Kolab web
interface, did not work.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.
Many thanks to Gavin McCullagh for his help in writing the patch and
testing the fix.

As well, to scrub existing log files to remove existing stored
passwords, the following sed command can be used:

sed -i
's/\(&password_0=\).*\(&password_1=\).*\(&mail_0\)/\1xxxxxxxx\2xxxxxxxx\3/'
/var/log/httpd/ssl_access_log*

Updated packages

CS3.0 i586

 2dfff9159290939281e28939609ab5be  corporate/3.0/i586/kolab-server-1.0-0.24.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 5b687608b714691e169ab7e51cf6cc40  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/kolab-server-1.0-0.24.C30mdk.src.rpm

CS3.0 x86_64

 fe1b25ea5465eaeb950f2e88878679af  corporate/3.0/x86_64/kolab-server-1.0-0.24.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 5b687608b714691e169ab7e51cf6cc40  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/kolab-server-1.0-0.24.C30mdk.src.rpm

References