GLSA-200609-12 : Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22429


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-12 (Mailman: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Mailman fails to properly handle standards-breaking RFC 2231 formatted headers. Furthermore, Moritz Naumann discovered several XSS vulnerabilities and a log file injection.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause Mailman to stop processing mails, to inject content into the log file or to execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the administrator or mailing list user'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-2.1.9_rc1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22429

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200609-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/09/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2941

BID: 19831

OSVDB: 28437, 28438

GLSA: 200609-12