Ubuntu 4.10 : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-78-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Ubuntu Security Announce USN-78-1 described a path traversal
vulnerability in the 'private' module of Mailman. Unfortunately this
updated mailman package was broken so that the 'private' module could
not be executed at all any more. The latest package version fixes

We apologize for the inconvenience.

For reference, this is the description of the original USN :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20701 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0202