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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for mailman (DLA-2791-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'mailman' package(s) announced via the DLA-2791-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that there was a potential remote privilege escalation vulnerability in the Mailman mailing-list manager. Some CSRF token values were derived from the admin password, and that could have been used to conductg a brute-force attack against that password.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'mailman' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 'Stretch', this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.23-1+deb9u7. We recommend that you upgrade your mailman packages.

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