Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Ubuntu Security Announce USN-78-1 described a path traversal
vulnerability in the 'private' module of Mailman. Unfortunately this
updated mailman package was broken so that the 'private' module could
not be executed at all any more. The latest package version fixes
We apologize for the inconvenience.
For reference, this is the description of the original USN :
An path traversal vulnerability has been discovered in the 'private'
module of Mailman. A flawed path sanitation algorithm allowed the
construction of URLS to arbitrary files readable by Mailman. This
allowed a remote attacker to retrieve configuration and password
databases, private list archives, and other files.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected mailman package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0