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Gentoo Linux Advisory: Mailman

Jun 10, 2004, 03:13 (0 Talkback[s])

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-04

http://security.gentoo.org/


Severity: Normal
Title: Mailman: Member password disclosure vulnerability
Date: June 09, 2004
Bugs: #51671
ID: 200406-04


Synopsis

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

Background

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

Affected packages


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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

[ 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

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?

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

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