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Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200501-29 / mailman
Release Date January 22, 2005
Latest Revision January 22, 2005: 01
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-mail/mailman < 2.1.5-r3 >= 2.1.5-r3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #77524


Mailman is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks.

2.  Impact Information


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


Florian Weimer has discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the error messages that are produced by Mailman.


By enticing a user to visiting a specially-crafted URL, an attacker can execute arbitrary script code running in the context of the victim's browser.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r3"

4.  References


Page updated January 22, 2005

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