Mailman: Member password disclosure vulnerability — GLSA 200406-04

Mailman contains a bug allowing 3rd parties to retrieve member passwords.

Affected Packages

net-mail/mailman on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1.5
Unaffected versions >= 2.1.5

Background

Mailman is a python-based mailing list server with an extensive web interface.

Description

Mailman contains an unspecified vulnerability in the handling of request emails.

Impact

By sending a carefully crafted email request to the mailman server an attacker could obtain member passwords.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All users of Mailman should upgrade to the latest stable version:

 # emerge sync

 # emerge -pv ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"
 # emerge ">=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5"

References

Release Date
June 09, 2004

Latest Revision
June 09, 2004: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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