Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-345-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Steve Alexander discovered that mailman did not properly handle
attachments with special filenames. A remote user could exploit that
to stop mail delivery until the server administrator manually cleaned
these posts. (CVE-2006-2941)

Various cross-site scripting vulnerabilities have been reported by
Barry Warsaw. By using specially crafted email addresses, names, and
similar arbitrary user-defined strings, a remote attacker could
exploit this to run web script code in the list administrator's web
browser. (CVE-2006-3636)

URLs logged to the error log file are now checked for invalid
characters. Before, specially crafted URLs could inject arbitrary
messages into the log.

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27924 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19831

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2941