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

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 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
vulnerabilities.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2941.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3636.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0600.html

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22330 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2941
CVE-2006-3636