RHEL 2.1 / 3 : mailman (RHSA-2005:136)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated mailman packages that correct a mailman security issue are now
available.

The mailman package is software to help manage email discussion lists.

A flaw in the true_path function of Mailman was discovered. A remote
attacker who is a member of a private mailman list could use a
carefully crafted URL and gain access to arbitrary files on the
server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0202 to this issue.

Note: Mailman installations running on Apache 2.0-based servers are
not vulnerable to this issue.

Users of mailman should update to these erratum packages that contain
a patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0202.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-136.html

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16371 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0202