GLSA 200502-11: Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability
Posted on: 02/10/2005 06:23 PM

A Mailman security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability
Date: February 10, 2005
Bugs: #81109
ID: 200502-11

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Synopsis
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Mailman fails to properly sanitize input, leading to information disclosure.

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-r4 >= 2.1.5-r4

Description
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Mailman contains an error in private.py which fails to properly sanitize input paths.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on the web server.

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-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement
http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2005-February/031562.html
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0202
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0202

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-200502-11.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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