GLSA-200501-29 : Mailman: XSS vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16420


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-29 (Mailman: XSS vulnerability)

Florian Weimer has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the error messages that are produced by Mailman.
Impact :

By enticing a user to visiting a specially crafted URL, an attacker can execute arbitrary script code running in the context of the victim's browser.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16420

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mailman, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1177

OSVDB: 12855

GLSA: 200501-29