Fedora Core 3 : mailman-2.1.5-32.fc3 (2005-242)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in the driver script of mailman
prior to version 2.1.5 could allow remote attackers to execute scripts
as other web users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1177 to this issue.

Users of mailman should update to this erratum package, which corrects
this issue by turning on STEALTH_MODE by default and using
Utils.websafe() to quote the html.

In addition this version of the rpm includes a utility script in
/usr/share/doc/mailman-*/contrib/migrate-fhs that can be run if the
user has installed an FC3 or FC4 mailman rpm over an older non-FHS
compliant mailman installation. The script will aid in moving the file
locations from the old directory structure to the new FHS mailman
directory structure that are present in FC3, FC4, and RHEL4. Users who
have installed mailman originally from FC3, FC4 or RHEL4 will not need
to migration any file locations.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2e4f7109

Solution :

Update the affected mailman and / or mailman-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19630 (fedora_2005-242.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1177

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