Debian alert: New mailman packages fix several vulnerabilities

Posted by dave on Feb 8, 2004 4:45 PM EDT
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The cross-site scripting vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to perform administrative operations without authorization, by stealing a session cookie.

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- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA 436-1 [] Matt Zimmerman February 8th, 2004 - --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 interface

- 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.

For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.11-1woody7.

For the unstable distribution (sid), CAN-2003-0965 is fixed in version 2.1.4-1, and CAN-2003-0038 in version 2.1.1-1. CAN-2003-0991 will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your mailman package.

Upgrade Instructions - --------------------

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 - --------------------------------

Source archives: Size/MD5 checksum: 595 c065353b3cc8462611f585c6eb5ccc43 Size/MD5 checksum: 31726 c7b00ed98949a0c1a6ad45a6ba22023d Size/MD5 checksum: 415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

Alpha architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 461206 9aa80ef9631d05c03282140cdf7f6a99

ARM architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 458902 abdcfec853f9601645a8bd0929c03531

Intel IA-32 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 458912 51f87418e0e3f56c7b7a5905a4457b3a

Intel IA-64 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 461720 3a0b6936743fea1b99792809fe30fd45

HP Precision architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 459454 0df2f1cb9abbce760a6e01e7cc0ff96f

Motorola 680x0 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 458996 8333eb0b5eefea56922952e21d6fa1a7

Big endian MIPS architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 459442 9f10739182c97b12fea781bb6e6bd0bb

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

PowerPC architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 459744 09e1f59de9a974e43ce1f4616546d4e5

IBM S/390 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 459750 e868d1807361981e8902ae859a1f044f

Sun Sparc architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 464212 634004546cf05739d91146dde8910701

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

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