GLSA-200609-12 : Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-12
(Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Mailman fails to properly handle standards-breaking RFC 2231 formatted
headers. Furthermore, Moritz Naumann discovered several XSS
vulnerabilities and a log file injection.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause Mailman to
stop processing mails, to inject content into the log file or to
execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the administrator
or mailing list user's browser.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=cve-2006-3636
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200609-12.xml

Solution :

All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/mailman-2.1.9_rc1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22429 (gentoo_GLSA-200609-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2941