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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008957
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008957
CVE Reference:   CVE-2003-0965   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 6 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.1.4
Description:   An input validation vulnerability was reported in Mailman. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

In December 2003, it was reported it was reported that the admin pages permit cross-site scripting attacks. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the 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.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Mailman 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:   The vendor has released a fixed version (2.1.4), available at:

http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mailman/

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.
Feb 6 2004 (Red Hat Issues Fix for RH Linux) Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat issued a fix for Red Hat Linux 9.
Feb 9 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
This Debian fix contains a flaw and has been superceded by a new fix DSA 436-2.
Feb 14 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Mandrake has issued a fix.
Feb 22 2004 (Debian Issues Revised Fix) Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Debian has released a revised fix to correct a flaw contained in the previous (DSA 436-1) fix.
May 18 2004 (Fedora Issues Fix) Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Fedora has released a fix.
May 25 2004 (Conectiva Issues Fix) Mailman Input Validation Flaw in Admin Pages Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Conectiva has released a fix.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2003-December/000066.html


http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2003-December/000066.html

 > 2.1.4 (31-Dec-2003)
 >
 >     - Close some cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in the admin pages
 >       (CAN-2003-0965).

 
 


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