GLSA 200501-29: Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Posted on: 01/22/2005 04:24 AM

A mailman security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-29
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
Date: January 22, 2005
Bugs: #77524
ID: 200501-29

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Synopsis
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Mailman is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

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-r3 >= 2.1.5-r3

Description
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Florian Weimer has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the error messages that are produced by Mailman.

Impact
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By enticing a user to visiting a specially-crafted URL, an attacker can execute arbitrary script code running in the context of the victim's browser.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1177
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1177

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-200501-29.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 2005 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.0


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