Mailman Crated Email Remote User Password Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2012 George A. Theall


Synopsis :

The remote host is running a mailing list application that is
affected by a password disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

The target is running a version of the Mailman mailing list software
that allows a list subscriber to retrieve the mailman password of any
other subscriber by means of a specially crafted mail message to the
server. That is, a message sent to $listname-request@$target
containing the lines :

password address=$victim
password address=$subscriber

will return the password of both $victim and $subscriber for the list
$listname@$target.

***** Nessus has determined the vulnerability exists on the target
***** simply by looking at the version number of Mailman installed
***** there.

See also :

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2004-May/000072.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Mailman version 2.1.5 or newer as this reportedly fixes
the issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 12253 (mailman_password_retrieval.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 10412

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0412