[ GLSA 200406-04 ] Mailman: Member password disclosure vulnerability

From: Kurt Lieber (klieber_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 06/09/04

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-04
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      Severity: Normal
         Title: Mailman: Member password disclosure vulnerability
          Date: June 09, 2004
          Bugs: #51671
            ID: 200406-04

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    Synopsis
    ========

    Mailman contains a bug allowing 3rd parties to retrieve member
    passwords.

    Background
    ==========

    Mailman is a python-based mailing list server with an extensive web
    interface.

    Affected packages
    =================

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         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 net-mail/mailman < 2.1.5 >= 2.1.5

    Description
    ===========

    Mailman contains an unspecified vulnerability in the handling of
    request emails.

    Impact
    ======

    By sending a carefully crafted email request to the mailman server an
    attacker could obtain member passwords.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All users of Mailman should upgrade to the latest stable version:

        # emerge sync

        # emerge -pv ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"
        # emerge ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] Mailman 2.1.5 Release Announcement
            http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2004-May/000072.html
      [ 2 ] CAN-2004-0412
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0412

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

         http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-04.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
    =======

    Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

    
    



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