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This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2012 George A. Theall
The remote host is running a mailing list application that is
affected by a password disclosure vulnerability.
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 :
will return the password of both $victim and $subscriber for the list
***** Nessus has determined the vulnerability exists on the target
***** simply by looking at the version number of Mailman installed
See also :
Upgrade to Mailman version 2.1.5 or newer as this reportedly fixes
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false
Nessus Plugin ID: 12253 (mailman_password_retrieval.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 10412
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0412
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