Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mailman (MDKSA-2005:037)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16461


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in Mailman, which allows a remote directory traversal exploit using URLs of the form '.../....///' to access private Mailman configuration data.

The vulnerability lies in the Mailman/Cgi/ file.

Updated packages correct this issue.


Update the affected mailman package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16461

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-037.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

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: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: 2005/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0202

MDKSA: 2005:037