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[GLSA-200501-29] Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-29
(Mailman: Cross-site scripting vulnerability)


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

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1177


Solution:
All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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