[Full-Disclosure] [ GLSA 200501-29 ] Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

From: Luke Macken (lewk_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 01/22/05

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-29
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      Severity: Low
         Title: Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability
          Date: January 22, 2005
          Bugs: #77524
            ID: 200501-29

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    Synopsis
    ========

    Mailman is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

    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-r3 >= 2.1.5-r3

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

    Florian Weimer has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in
    the error messages that are produced by Mailman.

    Impact
    ======

    By enticing a user to visiting a specially-crafted URL, an attacker can
    execute arbitrary script code running in the context of the victim's
    browser.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r3"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1177
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1177

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

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

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-29.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
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    Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.0

    
    

    
    

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