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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   [Multiple Authors/Vendors]
(Red Hat Issues Fix) GNU Mailman E-mail Archive Server Enables Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1003034
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1003034
CVE Reference:   CVE-2001-0884   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 21 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 for Red Hat Linux and Powertools.

For Red Hat Linux 7.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-1.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/i386/mailman-2.0.8-1.i386.rpm

The verification checksums are:

MD5 sum Package Name
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
7247f28d0c41f0844f13dfc594ea0ccf 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-1.src.rpm
23d42ac2e45b24de1e051cdc2855d32a 7.2/en/os/i386/mailman-2.0.8-1.i386.rpm

For Red Hat Powertools 7.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/powertools/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-0.7.0.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/powertools/alpha/mailman-2.0.8-0.7.0.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/powertools/i386/mailman-2.0.8-0.7.0.i386.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 7.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/powertools/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-1.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/powertools/alpha/mailman-2.0.8-1.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/powertools/i386/mailman-2.0.8-1.i386.rpm

The verification checksums are:

MD5 sum Package Name
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
5c0035f2b55edfaae6aa2f0aded1908a 7.0/en/powertools/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-0.7.0.src.rpm
98b8f4d6d142c8b6b72fd93dd43be6a6 7.0/en/powertools/alpha/mailman-2.0.8-0.7.0.alpha.rpm
9a897b9b69fb2a547846b02ba0b46886 7.0/en/powertools/i386/mailman-2.0.8-0.7.0.i386.rpm
7247f28d0c41f0844f13dfc594ea0ccf 7.1/en/powertools/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-1.src.rpm
841f778f07ef0464019c348f58eaa358 7.1/en/powertools/alpha/mailman-2.0.8-1.alpha.rpm
23d42ac2e45b24de1e051cdc2855d32a 7.1/en/powertools/i386/mailman-2.0.8-1.i386.rpm

See the Source Message for the vendor's advisory containing directions on how to apply the appropriate fix.

Vendor URL:  sourceforge.net/projects/mailman (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Linux)
Underlying OS Comments:  Red Hat Linux 7.2, Powertools 7.1, Powertools 7.0

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

Subject:  [RHSA-2001:168-05] Updated Mailman packages available


---------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Mailman packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:168-05
Issue date:        2001-12-11
Updated on:        2001-12-19
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          cross-site scripting
Cross references:  RHSA-2001:169 RHSA-2001:170
Obsoletes:         
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1. Topic:

Updated Mailman packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.2.  These
updates fix cross-site scripting bugs which might allow another server to
be used to gain a user's private information from a server running Mailman.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

A server running Mailmain versions prior to 2.0.8 will send certain
user-modifiable data to clients without escaping embedded tags.  This data
may contain scripts which will then be executed by an unwary client,
possibly transmitting private information to a third party.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2001-0884 to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):



6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-1.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/i386/mailman-2.0.8-1.i386.rpm



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
7247f28d0c41f0844f13dfc594ea0ccf 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.8-1.src.rpm
23d42ac2e45b24de1e051cdc2855d32a 7.2/en/os/i386/mailman-2.0.8-1.i386.rpm
 

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
    http://www.redhat.com/about/contact/pgpkey.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2001-0884
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-November/000031.html
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html
http://www.cgisecurity.org/advisory/7.txt


Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.



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