GNU Mailman < 2.1.6 Directory Traversal Arbitrary File Access

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2607


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data


The remote host is running GNU Mailman, a web based software to manage mailing lists. There is a flaw in this version of Mailman that would allow a remote attacker to retrieve potentially confidential data. Specifically, the CGI script '' does not properly parse user-supplied data and would allow an attacker to read any file on the operating system that was readable by the web process.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2607

File Name: 2607.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/02/10

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 16339

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0052, CVE-2005-0202

BID: 17311, 12504

OSVDB: 13671, 24367