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Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200502-11 / mailman
Release Date February 10, 2005
Latest Revision February 10, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-mail/mailman < 2.1.5-r4 >= 2.1.5-r4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #81109


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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

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-r4"

4.  References


Page updated February 10, 2005

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