RHEL 3 / 4 : mailman (RHSA-2006:0600)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22330


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated mailman packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mailman is a program used to help manage email discussion lists.

A flaw was found in the way Mailman handled MIME multipart messages.
An attacker could send a carefully crafted MIME multipart email message to a mailing list run by Mailman which caused that particular mailing list to stop working. (CVE-2006-2941)

Several cross-site scripting (XSS) issues were found in Mailman. An attacker could exploit these issues to perform cross-site scripting attacks against the Mailman administrator. (CVE-2006-3636)

Red Hat would like to thank Barry Warsaw for disclosing these vulnerabilities.

Users of Mailman should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue.


Update the affected mailman package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22330

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0600.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/09/12

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2941, CVE-2006-3636

BID: 19831

OSVDB: 28437, 28438

RHSA: 2006:0600