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Debian: New mailman packages fix several vulnerabilities

Date 10 Feb 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 674-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 10th, 2005           
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Package        : mailman
Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting, directory traversal
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1177 CAN-2005-0202

Two security related problems have been discovered in mailman,
web-based GNU mailing list manager.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:


    Florian Weimer discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in
    mailman's automatically generated error messages.  An attacker
    could craft an URL containing JavaScript (or other content
    embedded into HTML) which triggered a mailman error page that
    would include the malicious code verbatim.


    Several listmasters have noticed unauthorised access to archives
    of private lists and the list configuration itself, including the
    users passwords.  Administrators are advised to check the
    webserver logfiles for requests that contain "/...../" and the
    path to the archives or cofiguration.  This does only seem to
    affect installations running on web servers that do not strip
    slashes, such as Apache 1.3.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.0.11-1woody9.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1.5-6.

We recommend that you upgrade 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 774821799ef4968703a7e44ed9bbf648
      Size/MD5 checksum:    32974 3987fa82ba9a2fe22f0a8f131acbca33
      Size/MD5 checksum:   415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   461524 5080358514f761e483b13fb4e369847a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459168 7c5ed235d7c1520f08a98a4f39d0a9bf

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   452242 cbde3d89ad2f09776c1f498f22858919

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   462126 eb6151c02a2992afd21a6e04fecd75a5

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459788 5e6bcc87fbe00e4825ff25b9a8dd2fcd

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459270 932ff0948e56d6507c296323533a360f

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459832 f049c56c07a33b4299241a459b832a1a

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459964 2e0d7c83ace834ab970265e6ff61a6ea

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460084 d32a6a4122bd26451ab40aa3da95711b

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460116 7b727e56ca3cbf29dbbe147eadd3fec7

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   464776 64bfb2a76c42b520f4fcd343f695701b

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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