Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Moderately critical

Mailman Directory Traversal and Denial of Service

-

Release Date:  2005-02-10    Last Update:  2006-03-31    Views:  14,143

Secunia Advisory SA14211

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Mailman, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information or cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

1) An input validation error in private.py makes it possible to disclose the contents of arbitrary files via directory traversal attacks via the ".../....///" sequence.

Successful exploitation may reportedly depend on the installed Apache version and its configuration. Mailman installed on Apache 2.x versions is not believed to be affected.

2) An error when processing multipart messages can be exploited to prevent new messages sent to a list from being processed by sending a specially crafted multipart message to the list.

The vulnerabilities have been reported in version 2.1.5. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.1.6 or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) John Cartwright
2) Duncan Salada

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: Mailman Directory Traversal and Denial of Service

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability