Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : mailman vulnerability (USN-586-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31603


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Multiple cross-site scripting flaws were discovered in mailman. A malicious list administrator could exploit this to execute arbitrary JavaScript, potentially stealing user credentials.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mailman package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31603

File Name: ubuntu_USN-586-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/17

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0564

BID: 27630

OSVDB: 41088, 41089

USN: 586-1

CWE: 79