Scientific Linux Security Update : mailman on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60303


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in Mailman. A remote attacker could spoof messages in the error log, and possibly trick the administrator into visiting malicious URLs via a carriage return/line feed sequence in the URI.

As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs :

- canceling a subscription on the confirm subscription request page caused mailman to crash.

- editing the sender filter caused all spam filter rules to be deleted.

- the migrate-fhs script was not included.

- the mailman init script returned a zero (success) exit code even when an incorrect command was given. For example, the 'mailman foo' command returned a zero exit code. In these updated packages the mailmain init script returns the correct exit codes.


Update the affected mailman package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60303

File Name: sl_20071115_mailman_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4624

CWE: 94