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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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