Debian Security Advisory DSA 436-2                     [email protected]                             Matt Zimmerman
February 21st, 2004            
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Package        : mailman
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0991 CAN-2003-0965 CAN-2003-0038

Several vulnerabilities have been fixed in the mailman package:

 - CAN-2003-0038 - potential cross-site scripting via certain CGI
   parameters (not known to be exploitable in this version)

 - CAN-2003-0965 - cross-site scripting in the administrative

 - CAN-2003-0991 - certain malformed email commands could cause the
   mailman process to crash

The cross-site scripting vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to
perform administrative operations without authorization, by stealing a
session cookie.

In the process of fixing these vulnerabilities for DSA 436-1, a bug
was introduced which could cause mailman to crash on certain malformed

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.0.11-1woody8.

The update for the unstable distribution did not share the bug
introduced in DSA 436-1.

We recommend that you update your mailman package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      595 bef710bf0b5805d0946473c19ac42bbc
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31818 1f5fae277367b06965b2dc3d38fac895
      Size/MD5 checksum:   415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   461284 ea9daf95ebb6f6c15b64d93fc6a75dae

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   458966 89dc55b67c3f7b6156dfb93eeab2a209

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   458964 63db95b7687b1b8f6a222b49dde4e584

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   461790 d651a19c06cba8ef5b12845df0cdf386

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459512 afddeae9eff5820d7de74ad6a6753d16

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459102 8266eaefb8e56631b3761e30e6bb3095

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459502 9896dbddb5704e7ecf6de3524ab6d225

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459336 a091672c96a16bfc42d807b4a2a99a11

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459788 4ef14c3ee4845e039f1143e897f42c12

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459790 b17c89f584242c502ff6b9ddac43814d

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   464280 27935cf8280a793d24fe8ea188f77de4

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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