Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
An path traversal vulnerability has been discovered in the 'private'
module of Mailman. A flawed path sanitation algorithm allowed the
construction of URLS to arbitrary files readable by Mailman. This
allowed a remote attacker to retrieve configuration and password
databases, private list archives, and other files.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected mailman package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0