Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1119-1 hiki -- design flaw

Date Reported:
22 Jul 2006
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 378059.
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 18785.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-3379.
More information:

Akira Tanaka discovered a vulnerability in Hiki Wiki, a Wiki engine written in Ruby that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via high CPU consumption using by performing a diff between large and specially crafted Wiki pages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.5-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hiki package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.