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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:31:00 -0400
From: Michael Gilbert <>
Subject: Re: Debian Moin Question

On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:25:05 -0400 (EDT), Josh Bressers wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I just ran across this ID from MITRE:
> Name: CVE-2010-1238
> Status: Candidate
> URL:
> Final-Decision:
> Interim-Decision:
> Modified:
> Proposed:
> Assigned: 20100405
> Category:
> Reference: DEBIAN:DSA-2024
> Reference: URL:
> MoinMoin 1.7.1 allows remote attackers to bypass the textcha
> protection mechanism by modifying the textcha-question and
> textcha-answer fields to have empty values.
> The only data I can find on this is from the Debian DSA, and the
> information is quite slim. Can someone shed more light on this flaw?

would the textcha.patch section in the debian diff [0] as linked
from the DSA be sufficient?



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