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Security Advisory mailman security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:136-08
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-02-10
Last updated on: 2005-02-10
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0202

Details

Updated mailman packages that correct a mailman security issue are now
available.

The mailman package is software to help manage email discussion lists.

A flaw in the true_path function of Mailman was discovered. A remote
attacker who is a member of a private mailman list could use a carefully
crafted URL and gain access to arbitrary files on the server. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0202 to this issue.

Note: Mailman installations running on Apache 2.0-based servers are not
vulnerable to this issue.

Users of mailman should update to these erratum packages that contain a
patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

IA-32:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: dadadb745865351551bf19414a5cd117
 
x86_64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: 9c4a565c522a774ce07e50270a554c83
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mailman/2.0.13-7/i386/mailman-2.0.13-7.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: cf827db7f2ebd3f61984be805a0ba9ef
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mailman/2.0.13-7/ia64/mailman-2.0.13-7.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: fadcb0f97df37d7b7e76e3b02527c75c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

IA-32:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: dadadb745865351551bf19414a5cd117
 
IA-64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: bb4e5bbe816d2f6367a9ce95294bcc16
 
PPC:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: 65e7d8774cce2917d3fc5a0caa852e14
 
s390:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: 46808237cd331ec20b5f5fdd6e648c32
 
s390x:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: f71588d6b4e3d731296aad6491887e35
 
x86_64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: 9c4a565c522a774ce07e50270a554c83
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mailman/2.0.13-7/i386/mailman-2.0.13-7.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: cf827db7f2ebd3f61984be805a0ba9ef
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

IA-32:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: dadadb745865351551bf19414a5cd117
 
IA-64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: bb4e5bbe816d2f6367a9ce95294bcc16
 
x86_64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: 9c4a565c522a774ce07e50270a554c83
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

IA-32:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: dadadb745865351551bf19414a5cd117
 
IA-64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: bb4e5bbe816d2f6367a9ce95294bcc16
 
x86_64:
mailman-2.1.5-24.rhel3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0464
    MD5: 9c4a565c522a774ce07e50270a554c83
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mailman/2.0.13-7/ia64/mailman-2.0.13-7.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: fadcb0f97df37d7b7e76e3b02527c75c
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

147342 - CAN-2005-0202 mailman flaw


References



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