Debian DSA-2170-1 : mailman - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 52037


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


Two cross site scripting vulnerabilities were been discovered in Mailman, a web-based mailing list manager. These allowed an attacker to retrieve session cookies via inserting crafted JavaScript into confirmation messages (CVE-2011-0707 ) and in the list admin interface (CVE-2010-3089; oldstable only).


Upgrade the mailman packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1.11-11+lenny2.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.13-5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52037

File Name: debian_DSA-2170.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/21/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3089, CVE-2011-0707

BID: 43187

DSA: 2170