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Mailman: Member password disclosure vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200406-04 / mailman
Release Date June 09, 2004
Latest Revision June 09, 2004: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-mail/mailman < 2.1.5 >= 2.1.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #51671


Mailman contains a bug allowing 3rd parties to retrieve member passwords.

2.  Impact Information


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


Mailman contains an unspecified vulnerability in the handling of request emails.


By sending a carefully crafted email request to the mailman server an attacker could obtain member passwords.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All users of Mailman should upgrade to the latest stable version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"
# emerge ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"

4.  References


Page updated June 09, 2004

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