Debian DSA-4285-1 : sympa - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117297

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Michael Kaczmarczik discovered a vulnerability in the web interface template editing function of Sympa, a mailing list manager. Owner and listmasters could use this flaw to create or modify arbitrary files in the server with privileges of sympa user or owner view list config files even if edit_list.conf prohibits it.


Upgrade the sympa packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 6.2.16~dfsg-3+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117297

File Name: debian_DSA-4285.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/06

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sympa, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000550

DSA: 4285