Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-3118-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Mailman administrative web interface did
not protect against cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. If an
authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website
while logged into Mailman, a remote attacker could perform
administrative actions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-7123)

Nishant Agarwala discovered that the Mailman user options page did not
protect against cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. If an
authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website
while logged into Mailman, a remote attacker could modify user
options. (CVE-2016-6893).

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.

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94467 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6893
CVE-2016-7123

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