RHEL 4 / 5 : mailman (RHSA-2011:0307)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52491


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated mailman package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mailman is a program used to help manage email discussion lists.

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the way Mailman displayed usernames of subscribed users on certain pages. If a user who is subscribed to a mailing list were able to trick a victim into visiting one of those pages, they could perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against the victim. (CVE-2011-0707)

Multiple input sanitization flaws were found in the way Mailman displayed mailing list information. A mailing list administrator could use this flaw to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims viewing a list's 'listinfo' page. (CVE-2008-0564, CVE-2010-3089)

Red Hat would like to thank Mark Sapiro for reporting the CVE-2011-0707 and CVE-2010-3089 issues.

Users of mailman should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected mailman package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52491

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0307.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/02

Modified: 2017/01/04

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0564, CVE-2010-3089, CVE-2011-0707

BID: 27630, 43187, 46464

OSVDB: 70936

RHSA: 2011:0307

CWE: 79