RHEL 3 / 4 : mailman (RHSA-2006:0600)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated mailman packages that fix security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mailman is a program used to help manage email discussion lists.

A flaw was found in the way Mailman handled MIME multipart messages.
An attacker could send a carefully crafted MIME multipart email
message to a mailing list run by Mailman which caused that particular
mailing list to stop working. (CVE-2006-2941)

Several cross-site scripting (XSS) issues were found in Mailman. An
attacker could exploit these issues to perform cross-site scripting
attacks against the Mailman administrator. (CVE-2006-3636)

Red Hat would like to thank Barry Warsaw for disclosing these

Users of Mailman should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22330 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19831

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2941