Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mailman (MDKSA-2005:015)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16243


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Florian Weimer discovered a vulnerability in Mailman, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Input is not properly sanitised by 'scripts/driver' when returning error pages. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML or script code in a user's browser session in context of a vulnerable site by tricking a user into visiting a malicious web site or follow a specially crafted link. (CVE-2004-1177).


Update the affected mailman package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16243

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/01/25

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mailman, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1177

MDKSA: 2005:015