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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ampache security update
12 November 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
Cross-site Scripting -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-12386 CVE-2019-12385
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running ampache check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Package : ampache
Version : 3.6-rzb2752+dfsg-5+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2019-12385 CVE-2019-12386
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Ampache, a web-based audio
file management system.
A stored XSS exists in the localplay.php LocalPlay "add instance"
functionality. The injected code is reflected in the instances menu.
This vulnerability can be abused to force an admin to create a new
privileged user whose credentials are known by the attacker.
The search engine is affected by a SQL Injection, so any user able
to perform lib/class/search.class.php searches (even guest users)
can dump any data contained in the database (sessions, hashed
passwords, etc.). This may lead to a full compromise of admin
accounts, when combined with the weak password generator algorithm
used in the lostpassword functionality.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your ampache packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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