FreeBSD : Mailman -- XSS in web interface (4ab29e12-e787-11df-adfa-00e0815b8da8)

low Nessus Plugin ID 50469



The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Mailman, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

Certain input passed via the list descriptions is not properly sanitised before being displayed to the user. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site when the malicious data is being viewed.

Successful exploitation requires 'list owner' permissions.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 50469

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4ab29e12e78711dfadfa00e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 11/4/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mailman, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3089

BID: 43187

Secunia: 41265