DSA 674-2: New mailman packages really fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/11/2005 08:51 AM

Another mailman update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 674-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 11th, 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

Due to an error the last mailman update was slightly broken and had to be corrected. This advisory only updates the packages updated with DSA 674-1. For completeness below is the original advisory text:

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 2.0.11-1woody10.

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_2.0.11-1woody10.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 597 c7e3f5a32db792af2488ff13cba53720
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 33044 d625c726829feb6102efb091e078dbdd
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_2.0.11-1woody10_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 461582 32f108831ba8991d938aee69b0ca0f90

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459196 a973d1b322b55775bcfd63a6608980c8

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 452300 b7aba555e2a33a9d0c3e3008a389dec3

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 462146 31897c13cdd4da90fecb33b0c33c7b45

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459838 d5c3fb3798e78cb095e2bea6756a5fd9

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459310 af3f277e83956802571f67fd3b7df3ef

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459868 96fc0135d38524536a8a170be412ff61

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460102 7ba1e8201b9c2f71ab5e2634ae8fa3de

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460144 9a83971b30446b0528593f7245b4ab9d

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460150 a4335348dc0f4a768b8a3c9aebf627c4

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 464862 000501b72a1afd45f28ba7bb12724b0d


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


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