DSA 674-3: New mailman packages really fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/21/2005 07:02 AM

Another mailman update is available for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA 674-3 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 21st, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 incompatibility between Python 1.5 and 2.1 the last mailman update did not run with Python 1.5 anymore. This problem is corrected with this update. This advisory only updates the packages updated with DSA 674-2. The version in unstable is not affected since it is not supposed to work with Python 1.5 anymore. 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 2.0.11-1woody11.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.


Upgrade Instructions
---------------------

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
---------------------------------

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 597 2bd1ff64a1bdaa6655656c5ec2b10db8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 33161 6b4be5023a62ba488398a174bd9139fe
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_2.0.11-1woody11_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 461712 8ccd3f0c5cf0791f885f5e0850e2d37c

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459286 72cef07f59aa7cd0f0a77c26a3b7dc77

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 452438 3b7179c3d729f392d129d185cd3641db

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 462256 34338a3fab74b3af221e89cffb0d7eb9

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459964 c772ec5f0b1274f7460d4336f7ec7dee

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459408 a6413a53de20e77e50b8403b18dadfa8

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459984 ca6ac0ebd589bb1cf3b716ab3f6df8d2

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460088 b3b5426e9a88dd7ab43cf3160ef1a3e9

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460248 db24ceb03ca9f678d1ec89eacc74694a

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460300 f51f741f3e1dfe80981e59e4fdc9b238

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody11_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 465056 e140e8b13fbf54ecb25d9f4d50d9da44


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


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/dsa_674_3_new_mailman_packages_really_fix_several_vulnerabilities.html)