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Mandrake Linux Advisory: mailman

Feb 15, 2004, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: mailman
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:013
Date: February 13th, 2004
Affected versions: 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman's administration interface (CAN-2003-0965). This affects version 2.1 earlier than 2.1.4.

Certain malformed email commands could cause the mailman process to crash. (CAN-2003-0991). This affects version 2.0 earler than 2.0.14.

Another cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in mailman's 'create' CGI script (CAN-2003-0992). This affects version 2.1 earlier than 2.1.3.


Updated Packages:

Corporate Server 2.1:
a0ac98afa71a63f3c0616fd2ce985c5d corporate/2.1/RPMS/mailman-2.0.14-1.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
a9fcc088e7c2b0fa1e4688ce35c7ab74 corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.14-1.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1:
eb1802f70b4bc6f96281b03412e872ed 9.1/RPMS/mailman-2.0.14-1.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
254a0e9e2217efdfa0a7b3f4fe78ce98 9.1/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.14-1.1.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
280f17696e2a062d8745715ba071ad9f ppc/9.1/RPMS/mailman-2.0.14-1.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
254a0e9e2217efdfa0a7b3f4fe78ce98 ppc/9.1/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.14-1.1.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.2:
33caa846a9d12696b2e75866692c3744 9.2/RPMS/mailman-2.1.2-9.3.92mdk.i586.rpm
91c48fbb577ee1f0d47ce1d1e5b31ae1 9.2/SRPMS/mailman-2.1.2-9.3.92mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.2/AMD64:
5bed899faba7848ac5fa29e5a10b73b2 amd64/9.2/RPMS/mailman-2.1.2-9.3.92mdk.amd64.rpm 91c48fbb577ee1f0d47ce1d1e5b31ae1 amd64/9.2/SRPMS/mailman-2.1.2-9.3.92mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team <security>