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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Mailman Access Control Flaw in Administrative Interface Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037160
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037160
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7123   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 2 2016
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.1.23
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mailman. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML page or URL that, when loaded by the target authenticated administrative user, will take actions on the target administrative interface acting as the target administrative user.

Nishant Agarwala and Tokio Kikuchi separately reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the target system acting as the target authenticated administrative user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.1.23) [in August 2016].

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://launchpad.net/mailman/2.1/2.1.23

Vendor URL:  launchpad.net/mailman/2.1/2.1.23 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 2 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Mailman Access Control Flaw in Administrative Interface Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10.



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