DSA 674-1: New mailman packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/10/2005 08:41 AM

New mailman packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 674-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 10th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mailman
Vulnerability : cross-site scripting, directory traversal
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1177 CAN-2005-0202

Two security related problems have been discovered in mailman, web-based GNU mailing list manager. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CAN-2004-1177

Florian Weimer discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in mailman's automatically generated error messages. An attacker could craft an URL containing JavaScript (or other content embedded into HTML) which triggered a mailman error page that would include the malicious code verbatim.

CAN-2005-0202

Several listmasters have noticed unauthorised access to archives of private lists and the list configuration itself, including the users passwords. Administrators are advised to check the webserver logfiles for requests that contain "/...../" and the path to the archives or cofiguration. This does only seem to affect installations running on web servers that do not strip slashes, such as Apache 1.3.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.11-1woody9.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.5-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 595 774821799ef4968703a7e44ed9bbf648
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 32974 3987fa82ba9a2fe22f0a8f131acbca33
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 461524 5080358514f761e483b13fb4e369847a

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459168 7c5ed235d7c1520f08a98a4f39d0a9bf

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 452242 cbde3d89ad2f09776c1f498f22858919

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 462126 eb6151c02a2992afd21a6e04fecd75a5

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459788 5e6bcc87fbe00e4825ff25b9a8dd2fcd

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459270 932ff0948e56d6507c296323533a360f

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459832 f049c56c07a33b4299241a459b832a1a

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459964 2e0d7c83ace834ab970265e6ff61a6ea

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460084 d32a6a4122bd26451ab40aa3da95711b

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460116 7b727e56ca3cbf29dbbe147eadd3fec7

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody9_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 464776 64bfb2a76c42b520f4fcd343f695701b


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.


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