FreeBSD : mailman -- CSRF hardening in parts of the web interface (9e50dcc3-740b-11e6-94a2-080027ef73ec)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93361


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The late Tokio Kikuchi reported :

We may have to set lifetime for input forms because of recent activities on cross-site request forgery (CSRF). The form lifetime is successfully deployed in frameworks like or plone etc. Proposed branch lp:~tkikuchi/mailman/form-lifetime implement lifetime in admin, admindb, options and edithtml interfaces. [...]

The web admin interface has been hardened against CSRF attacks by adding a hidden, encrypted token with a time stamp to form submissions and not accepting authentication by cookie if the token is missing, invalid or older than the new setting FORM_LIFETIME which defaults to one hour. Posthumous thanks go to Tokio Kikuchi for this implementation [...].


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93361

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9e50dcc3740b11e694a2080027ef73ec.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/09/08

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mailman, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7123