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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3214-1 (mailman - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

A path traversal vulnerability was discovered in Mailman, the mailing list manager. Installations using a transport script (such as postfix-to-mailman.py) to interface with their MTA instead of static aliases were vulnerable to a path traversal attack. To successfully exploit this, an attacker needs write access on the local file system.

Affected Software

Affected Software

mailman on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.15-1+deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.18-2. We recommend that you upgrade your mailman packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)