GNU Mailman unspecified cross-site scripting

mailman-unspecified-xss (28731) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

GNU Mailman is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unspecified attack vectors in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of GNU Mailman (2.1.9rc1 or later), available from the SourceForge.net Web site. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0600-11 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200609-12 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1188-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE Security Summary Report SUSE-SR:2006:025 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

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

References:

  • GNU Mailman Web site: Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager.
  • SourceForge.net: Files: Mailman - File Release Notes and Changelog - Release Name: 2.1.9rc1.
  • ASA-2006-187: mailman security update (RHSA-2006-0600)
  • BID-19831: GNU Mailman Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • BID-20021: Mailman Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-3636: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Mailman before 2.1.9rc1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.
  • DSA-1188: mailman -- format string
  • MDKSA-2006:165: Updated mailman packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0600: mailman security update
  • SA21732: Mailman Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016808: Mailman Multipart MIME Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Input Validation Holes Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
  • SUSE-SR:2006:025: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-345-1: mailman vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-3446: Mailman Multiple Cross Site Scripting and Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU Mailman 1.0
  • GNU Mailman 1.1
  • GNU Mailman 2.0
  • GNU Mailman 2.0 Beta3
  • GNU Mailman 2.0 Beta5
  • GNU Mailman 2.0 Beta4
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.1
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.10
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.11
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.12
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.13
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.14
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.2
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.3
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.4
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.5
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.6
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.7
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.8
  • GNU Mailman 2.0.9
  • GNU Mailman 2.1
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.1 Beta1
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.1
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.2
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.3
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.4
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.5
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.5.8
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.6
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.7
  • GNU Mailman 2.1.8
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES

Reported:

Sep 04, 2006

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