FreeBSD : mailman -- brute-force vuln on list admin password, and CSRF vuln in releases before 2.1.35 (8d65aa3b-31ce-11ec-8c32-a14e8e520dc7)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154315


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Mark Sapiro reports :

A potential for for a list member to carry out an off-line brute-force attack to obtain the list admin password has been reported by Andre Protas, Richard Cloke and Andy Nuttall of Apple. This is fixed.

A CSRF attack via the user options page could allow takeover of a users account. This is fixed.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154315

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8d65aa3b31ce11ec8c32a14e8e520dc7.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 10/21/2021

Updated: 10/27/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-42097


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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


Risk Factor: High

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mailman, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mailman-with-htdig, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-42096, CVE-2021-42097