Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mailman vulnerability (USN-2558-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 82644
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Mailman incorrectly handled special characters in list names. A local attacker could use this issue to perform a path traversal attack and execute arbitrary code as the Mailman user.
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SolutionUpdate the affected mailman package.