Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-1069-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 52070
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Mailman did not properly sanitize certain fields, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain.

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Solution

Update the affected mailman package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1069-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52070

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1069-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/23/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mailman:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/15/2010

Reference Information

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

BID: 43187, 46464

USN: 1069-1