GLSA 200609-12 Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 09/19/2006 04:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: September 19, 2006
Bugs: #139976
ID: 200609-12

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Synopsis
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Mailman has multiple vulnerable that can result in Denial of Service,
log file injection and XSS.

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 lt; 2.1.9_rc1 gt;= 2.1.9_rc1

Description
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Mailman fails to properly handle standards-breaking RFC 2231 formatted
headers. Furthermore, Moritz Naumann discovered several XSS
vulnerabilities and a log file injection.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause Mailman to
stop processing mails, to inject content into the log file or to
execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the administrator
or mailing list user'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 "gt;=net-mail/mailman-2.1.9_rc1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2941
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2941
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-3636
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=cve-2006-3636

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-200609-12.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 2006 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/2.5



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