Debian: mailman cross site scripting vulnerability

    Date26 Aug 2002
    CategoryDebian
    2621
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman. When a properly crafted URL is accessed with Internet Explorer, the resulting webpage is rendered similar to the real one, but the javascript component is executed as well, which could be used by an attacker to get access to sensitive information.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 147-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    August 26th, 2002                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mailman
    Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2002-0388
    
    Quoting DSA 147-1:
    
       A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman, a
       software to manage electronic mailing lists.  When a properly
       crafted URL is accessed with Internet Explorer (other browsers
       don't seem to be affected), the resulting webpage is rendered
       similar to the real one, but the javascript component is executed
       as well, which could be used by an attacker to get access to
       sensitive information.  The new version for Debian 2.2 also
       includes backports of security related patches from mailman 2.0.11.
    
    This has been fixed in DSA 147-1 already, however, contrary to popular
    belief, it turned out that the Python packaging does not upgrade
    Python 1.5 users to 2.1 when upgrading from potato to woody.  It also
    turned out that the mailman security update unwittingly introduced a
    dependency to Python 2.1, both in the security update and upstream,
    which left the package unusable on some systems.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 2.0.11-1woody4 for the current
    stable distribution (woody).  Others are not affected.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      595 b154928ff9853f95ea301c452f23605d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31005 08c23b520ae4b9f4e7ef45b465ad7e47
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   460960 e1d8a4257577fb4ebb66705275fa38a0
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   458600 f969eb59fd48e34f9fa0ac0709315c26
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   475002 64035fc874ed300ade121957bd550e24
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   461502 bfa37aa587621a19f8fe606157b9d207
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   459156 0116618a21c275f085b8d54aba503ae7
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   458684 233315c6f2fcd7914fc88bb4d775dacf
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   459154 14fe9870d61986680c7b36568ba070b4
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   459120 e401830cfcbb84a0fa79bfacfd291460
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   459464 e3793f4d40a7b363b4c6b9787635bf1a
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   459472 0ea41eaa4395227f8c58d4e979ac014b
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody4_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   463962 e7f4892277153b9a24e2b5331703e2b7
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
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