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Debian: New mailman packages really fix several vulnerabilities

Date 21 Feb 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 674-3                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 21st, 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

Due to an incompatibility between Python 1.5 and 2.1 the last mailman
update did not run with Python 1.5 anymore.  This problem is corrected
with this update.  This advisory only updates the packages updated
with DSA 674-2.  The version in unstable is not affected since it is
not supposed to work with Python 1.5 anymore.  For completeness below
is the original advisory text:

  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 2.0.11-1woody11.

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:      597 2bd1ff64a1bdaa6655656c5ec2b10db8
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33161 6b4be5023a62ba488398a174bd9139fe
      Size/MD5 checksum:   415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   461712 8ccd3f0c5cf0791f885f5e0850e2d37c

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459286 72cef07f59aa7cd0f0a77c26a3b7dc77

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   452438 3b7179c3d729f392d129d185cd3641db

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   462256 34338a3fab74b3af221e89cffb0d7eb9

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459964 c772ec5f0b1274f7460d4336f7ec7dee

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459408 a6413a53de20e77e50b8403b18dadfa8

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459984 ca6ac0ebd589bb1cf3b716ab3f6df8d2

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460088 b3b5426e9a88dd7ab43cf3160ef1a3e9

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460248 db24ceb03ca9f678d1ec89eacc74694a

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460300 f51f741f3e1dfe80981e59e4fdc9b238

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   465056 e140e8b13fbf54ecb25d9f4d50d9da44

  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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