[ GLSA 200502-11 ] Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervosz_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 02/10/05

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-11
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      Severity: Normal
         Title: Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability
          Date: February 10, 2005
          Bugs: #81109
            ID: 200502-11

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    Synopsis
    ========

    Mailman fails to properly sanitize input, leading to information
    disclosure.

    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-r4 >= 2.1.5-r4

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

    Mailman contains an error in private.py which fails to properly
    sanitize input paths.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on the
    web server.

    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-r4"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement
            http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2005-February/031562.html
      [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0202
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0202

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

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

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-11.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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