Debian DSA-2477-1 : sympa - authorization bypass

high Nessus Plugin ID 59216
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Sympa, a mailing list manager, that allow to skip the scenario-based authorization mechanisms. This vulnerability allows to display the archives management page, and download and delete the list archives by unauthorized users.


Upgrade the sympa packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6.0.1+dfsg-4+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59216

File Name: debian_DSA-2477.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sympa, 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: 5/20/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2352

BID: 53503, 53557

DSA: 2477