GLSA-200502-11 : Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16448


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-11 (Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability)

Mailman contains an error in which fails to properly sanitize input paths.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on the web server.
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-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16448

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0202

OSVDB: 13671

GLSA: 200502-11