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[GLSA-200502-11] Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-11
(Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability)


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

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on
the web server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2005-February/031562.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0202


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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