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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   [Multiple Authors/Vendors]
Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Allows Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1004378
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1004378
CVE Reference:   CVE-2002-0388   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 25 2002
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Execution of arbitrary code via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0.10 and prior versions
Description:   Two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities were reported in Mailman. A remote user could potentially obtain a Mailman user's authentication cookies or take actions acting as that Mailman user.

The vendor reported that there are two cross-site scripting bugs.

One bug is in the administrator login page (with source code in Utils.py). A remote user could create an HTML link referring to that page that, when loaded by a target (victim) user, would cause arbitrary scripting to be executed by the target user's browser. The code could obtain the target user's cookies associated with the site running Mailman.

The other bug is in the Pipermail archiving component of Mailman (with source code in Archiver/HyperArch.py). A remote user can create an e-mail message with encoded scripting in the 'Subject' or 'From' fields in a manner that, when it is archived and indexed by Pipermail and then a target user views the index summary, arbitrary code may be executed by the target user's browser. The code could obtain the target user's cookies associated with the site running Pipermail.

The vendor credits "office" and Tristan Roddis with reporting these flaws.

Impact:   A remote user could create an HTML link that, when loaded by the target user, would cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. A remote user could also create an e-mail message to be archived by Pipermail (the Mailman archive component) so that, when a target user views the Pipermail index summaries that include a reference to the mailcious e-mail message, arbitrary scripting code would be executed by the target user's browser.

In both cases, the code would originate or appear to originate from the server running Mailman and would execute in the security context of that site. As a result, the code would be able to access the target user's cookies associated with that site and may be able to take actions acting as the target user.

Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (2.0.11), available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=103

Vendor URL:  www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
(Conectiva Issues Fix) Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Allows Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Conectiva has released a fix.
(Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat 7.2, 7.3) Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Allows Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Linux 7.2 and 7.3.
(Red Hat Issues Fix for Powertools) Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Allows Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Powertools 7.0 and 7.1.
(Debian Issues Fix) Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Allows Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Debian has released a fix.
(Debian Issues Revised Fix) Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Allows Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Debian has released a revised fix.



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Subject:  [Mailman-Announce] RELEASED Mailman 2.0.11


[Mailman-Announce] RELEASED Mailman 2.0.11
Barry A. Warsaw mailman-developers@python.org
Mon, 20 May 2002 14:05:21 -0400

    * Previous message: [Mailman-Announce] RELEASED Mailman 2.1 beta 2
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I'm announcing the release of Mailman 2.0.11 which fixes two
cross-site scripting exploits, one reported by "office" in the admin
login page, and another reported by Tristan Roddis in the Pipermail
index summaries.

It is recommended that all sites upgrade their 2.0.x systems to this
version.

As usual, I've made both full source tarballs and patches available.
See

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=103

for links to download all the patches and the source tarball.  If you
decide to install the patches, please do read the release notes first:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=63042

See also:

    http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman
http://www.list.org
http://mailman.sf.net

Cheers,
-Barry


 
 


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