Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1442-1] mailman security update)

Published: 2018-07-24 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
mailman on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1.18-2+deb8u3. We recommend that you upgrade your mailman Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Two flaws were discovered in mailman, a web-based mailing list manager. CVE-2018-0618 Toshitsugu Yoneyama of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. discovered that mailman is prone to a cross-site scripting flaw allowing a malicious listowner to inject scripts into the listinfo page, due to not validated input in the host_name field. CVE-2018-13796 Hammad Qureshi discovered a content spoofing vulnerability with invalid list name messages in the web UI.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-0618
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-13796

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00034.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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