Scientific Linux Security Update : mailman on SL4.x i386/x86_64
Low Nessus Plugin ID 60303
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mailman package.