GNU Mailman obtain password

mailman-obtain-password (16256) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


GNU Mailman could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. A remote attacker could retrieve arbitrary user's passwords.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of Mailman (2.1.5 or later), available from the GNU Mailman Web page. See References.

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the Mailman package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:842 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 8: 2.0.14-1U80_1cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 2.1.4-27744U90_2cl or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest Mailman package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:051 : Mailman for more information.See References.

Mandrakelinux 10.0: 2.1.4-2.1.100mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2: 2.1.2-9.4.92mdk or later

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of mailman (2.1.5 or later), as listed in GLSA 200406-04. See References.

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


Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU Mailman 2.1
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.1
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.2
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.3
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.4
  • GNU Mailman 2.1b1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64


May 26, 2004

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