Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mailman (MDVSA-2011:036)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52160


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in mailman :

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Cgi/ in GNU Mailman 2.1.14 and earlier allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) full name or (2) username field in a confirmation message (CVE-2011-0707).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected mailman package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52160

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-036.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/02/24

Modified: 2016/05/17

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:mandriva:linux:mailman, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0707

BID: 46464

MDVSA: 2011:036