GLSA 200406-04 - Mailman: Member password disclosure
Posted on: 06/09/2004 11:33 AM

A Mailman update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mailman: Member password disclosure vulnerability
Date: June 09, 2004
Bugs: #51671
ID: 200406-04

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Synopsis
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Mailman contains a bug allowing 3rd parties to retrieve member passwords.

Background
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Mailman is a python-based mailing list server with an extensive web interface.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-mail/mailman < 2.1.5 >= 2.1.5

Description
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Mailman contains an unspecified vulnerability in the handling of request emails.

Impact
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By sending a carefully crafted email request to the mailman server an attacker could obtain member passwords.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All users of Mailman should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"
# emerge ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"

References
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[ 1 ] Mailman 2.1.5 Release Announcement
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2004-May/000072.html
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0412
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0412

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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