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Debian: mailman cross site scripting vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman. When a properly crafted URL is accessed with Internet Explorer, the resulting webpage is rendered similar to the real one, but the javascript component is executed as well, which could be used by an attacker to get access to sensitive information.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 147-2                                        Martin Schulze
August 26th, 2002              
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Package        : mailman
Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-0388

Quoting DSA 147-1:

   A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman, a
   software to manage electronic mailing lists.  When a properly
   crafted URL is accessed with Internet Explorer (other browsers
   don't seem to be affected), the resulting webpage is rendered
   similar to the real one, but the javascript component is executed
   as well, which could be used by an attacker to get access to
   sensitive information.  The new version for Debian 2.2 also
   includes backports of security related patches from mailman 2.0.11.

This has been fixed in DSA 147-1 already, however, contrary to popular
belief, it turned out that the Python packaging does not upgrade
Python 1.5 users to 2.1 when upgrading from potato to woody.  It also
turned out that the mailman security update unwittingly introduced a
dependency to Python 2.1, both in the security update and upstream,
which left the package unusable on some systems.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.0.11-1woody4 for the current
stable distribution (woody).  Others are not affected.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      595 b154928ff9853f95ea301c452f23605d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31005 08c23b520ae4b9f4e7ef45b465ad7e47
      Size/MD5 checksum:   415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460960 e1d8a4257577fb4ebb66705275fa38a0

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   458600 f969eb59fd48e34f9fa0ac0709315c26

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   475002 64035fc874ed300ade121957bd550e24

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   461502 bfa37aa587621a19f8fe606157b9d207

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459156 0116618a21c275f085b8d54aba503ae7

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   458684 233315c6f2fcd7914fc88bb4d775dacf

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459154 14fe9870d61986680c7b36568ba070b4

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459120 e401830cfcbb84a0fa79bfacfd291460

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459464 e3793f4d40a7b363b4c6b9787635bf1a

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459472 0ea41eaa4395227f8c58d4e979ac014b

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   463962 e7f4892277153b9a24e2b5331703e2b7

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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