Mailman email variable cross-site scripting

mailman-email-variable-xss (11152) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

GNU Mailman is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper filtering of the email parameter. A remote attacker could embed malicious script within the email parameter in a URL request, which would be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting site, once the link is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal a victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of net-mail/mailman (2.1.1 or later), as listed in Gentoo Linux Security Announcement 2003-02-05. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest mailman package (2.1.1-1 or later), as listed in DSA-436-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU Mailman 2.1

Reported:

Jan 24, 2003

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