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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:30 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-11 ] Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerabilit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability (GLSA 200502-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 10, 2005
Bug(s): #81109
ID: 200502-11

Synopsis

Mailman fails to properly sanitize input, leading to information disclosure.

Background

Mailman is a Python-based mailing list server with an extensive web interface.

Affected Packages

Package: net-mail/mailman
Vulnerable: < 2.1.5-r4
Unaffected: >= 2.1.5-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Mailman contains an error in private.py which fails to properly sanitize input paths.

Impact

An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on the web server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r4"


References

Full Disclosure Announcement
CAN-2005-0202


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