SUSE SLES11 Security Update : mailman (SUSE-SU-2018:1638-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110473


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for mailman to version 2.1.15 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6893: Prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the user options page that allowed remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that modify an option (bsc#995352).

- Various other hardenings against CSFR attacks For details please see

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-mailman-13649=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-mailman-13649=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110473

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1638-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/12

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6893