Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : mailman (ELSA-2011-0307)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0307 :

An updated mailman package that fixes multiple security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the way Mailman
displayed usernames of subscribed users on certain pages. If a user
who is subscribed to a mailing list were able to trick a victim into
visiting one of those pages, they could perform a cross-site scripting
(XSS) attack against the victim. (CVE-2011-0707)

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the way Mailman
displayed mailing list information. A mailing list administrator could
use this flaw to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against
victims viewing a list's 'listinfo' page. (CVE-2008-0564,
CVE-2010-3089)

Red Hat would like to thank Mark Sapiro for reporting the
CVE-2011-0707 and CVE-2010-3089 issues.

Users of mailman should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/001969.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/001963.html

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68210 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27630
43187
46464

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0564
CVE-2010-3089
CVE-2011-0707