Debian: mailman vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Debian Exploit exists that could result in a malicious user obtaining group mailman permission.
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Debian Security Advisory                                 security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Martin Schulze
August 5, 2000
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Package: mailman
Vulnerability: local mailman group exploit
Debian-specific: no

Former versions of mailman v2.0 came with a security problem,
introduced during the 2.0 beta cycle, that could be exploited by
clever local users to gain group mailman permission.  No exploit does
exist at the moment, though.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  Slink comes with version 1.0 that is not vulnerable.

Debian 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato comes with version 1.1 that is not vulnerable.

Debian Unstable alias woody
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  This version of Debian is not yet released and reflects the current
  development release.  Fixes are currently available for Intel ia32
  and Motorola 680x0.  Fixes for other architectures will be available
  soon.  In doubt, please recompile the package from source on your
  own.

  Source archives:

     ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/source/mail/mailman_2.0beta5-1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 177e666144c35d6b945b30dddf567fef
     ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/source/mail/mailman_2.0beta5-1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 431d66e4ef496ce48463ed55193d375c
     ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/source/mail/mailman_2.0beta5.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 2c2602b7745a56adecd4f24fdd6d446f

  Intel ia32 architecture:

     ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/binary-i386/mail/mailman_2.0beta5-1.deb
      MD5 checksum: e2a071bf4a9a3be02978df47ed58acb6

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/binary-m68k/mail/mailman_2.0beta5-1.deb
      MD5 checksum: 8bb6367c1e249beaaaa8eb3b7fc71c27

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