Security Advisory Updated mailman packages close cross-site scripting vulnerability

Advisory: RHSA-2002:177-05
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-08-12
Last updated on: 2002-08-23
Affected Products: Powertools 7.0
Powertools 7.1
CVEs ( CVE-2002-0855


Updated mailman packages are now available for Red Hat Power Tools 7 and
7.1. These updates close a cross-site scripting vulnerability present in
mailman versions prior to version 2.0.12.

Mailman versions prior to 2.0.12 contain a cross-site scripting
vulnerability in the processing of invalid requests to edit a subscriber's
list subscription options.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Powertools 7.0

Missing file
    MD5: eb97446a84d1448151b932bb028c3e08
Missing file
    MD5: b209048b9b9b8c3b36f84f5c5fbba224
Missing file
    MD5: 02722137b852ef9e55d0acd4047d06a3
Powertools 7.1

Missing file
    MD5: f21b00d83a18e1664eb2fe41da8013f8
Missing file
    MD5: eb30d2623d9234da357cef3795b80caf
Missing file
    MD5: 17ff9d61c91358739215efced3c8090d

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

69787 - Security problems in mailman-2.0.9



cross-site, mailman, scripting

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