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USN-4597-1: mod_auth_mellon vulnerabilities

22 October 2020

Several security issues were fixed in mod_auth_mellon.

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Details

Fran├žois Kooman discovered that mod_auth_mellon incorrectly handled
cookies. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a Cross-Site
Session Transfer attack. (CVE-2017-6807)

It was discovered that mod_auth_mellon incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to redirect a user to a malicious
URL. (CVE-2019-3877)

It was discovered that mod_auth_mellon incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-3878)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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