Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : mailman vulnerability (USN-3563-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106709

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Mailman incorrectly handled certain web scripts. An attacker could possibly use this to inject arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected mailman package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106709

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3563-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/02/09

Modified: 2018/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5950

OSVDB: 173371

USN: 3563-1