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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   [Multiple Authors/Vendors]
(Conectiva Issues Fix) GNU Mailman E-mail Archive Server Enables Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002946
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1002946
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2001
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.8
Description:   Cgisecurity.com reported a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the GNU Mailman e-mail archiver.

A remote user can cause arbitrary javascript to be executed on a user's browser such that the javascript appears to the target user's browser to originate from the site running the mailman archiver.

The following demonstration exploit URL will trigger the vulnerability and display a pop-up javascript box:

http://host/mailman/listinfo/<img%20src=javascript:alert(document.domain)>

Impact:   A remote user can use the Mailman archiver to conduct a cross-site scripting attack. The remote user can create a web page or HTML-based e-mail message to execute javascript on the recipients browser such that the javascript appears to originate from the site running the Mainman archiver.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fix:

ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/mailman-2.0.8-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/mailman-2.0.8-2U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U70_1cl.src.rpm

Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

Vendor URL:  sourceforge.net/projects/mailman (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Conectiva)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 28 2001 GNU Mailman E-mail Archive Server Enables Cross-Site Scripting Attacks



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 11 Dec 2001 17:32:39 -0200
Subject:  [conectiva-updates] [CLA-2001:445] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - mailman


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------

PACKAGE   : mailman
SUMMARY   : Mailman Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
DATE      : 2001-12-11 17:26:00
ID        : CLA-2001:445
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

DESCRIPTION
 Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager, is a software to help manage
 electronic mail discussion lists.
 
 Cgisecurity.com released an advisory[1] related to a cross-site
 scripting vulnerability[2] in mailman. By exploiting this
 vulnerability, an attacker could collect information about a web user
 or possibly gain access to cookie-based authentication credentials.


SOLUTION
 All mailman users should upgrade.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1.http://www.cgisecurity.org/advisory/7.txt
 2.http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3602


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/mailman-2.0.8-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/mailman-2.0.8-2U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-2U70_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
subscribe: conectiva-updates-subscribe@papaleguas.conectiva.com.br
unsubscribe: conectiva-updates-unsubscribe@papaleguas.conectiva.com.br
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