Debian: New mailman packages really fix several vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 674-2                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
February 11th, 2005                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mailman
Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting, directory traversal
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1177 CAN-2005-0202

Due to an error the last mailman update was slightly broken and had to
be corrected.  This advisory only updates the packages updated with
DSA 674-1.  For completeness below is the original advisory text:

  Two security related problems have been discovered in mailman,
  web-based GNU mailing list manager.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
  Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  CAN-2004-1177

      Florian Weimer discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in
      mailman's automatically generated error messages.  An attacker
      could craft an URL containing JavaScript (or other content
      embedded into HTML) which triggered a mailman error page that
      would include the malicious code verbatim.

  CAN-2005-0202

      Several listmasters have noticed unauthorised access to archives
      of private lists and the list configuration itself, including the
      users passwords.  Administrators are advised to check the
      webserver logfiles for requests that contain "/...../" and the
      path to the archives or cofiguration.  This does only seem to
      affect installations running on web servers that do not strip
      slashes, such as Apache 1.3.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.0.11-1woody10.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1.5-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.


Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      597 c7e3f5a32db792af2488ff13cba53720
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33044 d625c726829feb6102efb091e078dbdd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   461582 32f108831ba8991d938aee69b0ca0f90

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459196 a973d1b322b55775bcfd63a6608980c8

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   452300 b7aba555e2a33a9d0c3e3008a389dec3

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   462146 31897c13cdd4da90fecb33b0c33c7b45

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459838 d5c3fb3798e78cb095e2bea6756a5fd9

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459310 af3f277e83956802571f67fd3b7df3ef

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   459868 96fc0135d38524536a8a170be412ff61

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460102 7ba1e8201b9c2f71ab5e2634ae8fa3de

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460144 9a83971b30446b0528593f7245b4ab9d

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460150 a4335348dc0f4a768b8a3c9aebf627c4

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.0.11-1woody10_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   464862 000501b72a1afd45f28ba7bb12724b0d


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

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