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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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