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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mailman Log Spoofing Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if Mailman filters invalid chars from PATH_INFO

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a Python application that is affected
by a log spoofing vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Mailman installed on the remote host fails to sanitize
user-supplied input before writing it to the application's 'error'
log. An unauthenticated remote attacker can leverage this flaw to
spoof log messages.

In addition, the application reportedly is affected by a denial of
service issue involving headers that do not conform to RFC 2231 as
well as several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

See also :

http://moritz-naumann.com/adv/0013/mailmanmulti/0013.txt
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-September/049453.html
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=444295&group_id=103
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2006-September/000086.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Mailman version 2.1.9 rc1 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:N/A:N/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 19831, 20021

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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