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DSA 147-1-mailman

by Nikola Strahija on August 9th, 2002 A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mailman, a software to manage electronic mailing lists. When a properly crafted URL is accessed with Internet Explorer (other browsers don't seem to be affected), the resulting webpage is rendered similar to the real one, but the javascript component is executed as well, which could be used by an attacker to get access to sensitive information. The new version for Debian 2.2 also includes backports of security related patches from mailman 2.0.11.

This problem has been fixed in version 2.0.11-1woody2 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 1.1-10.1 for the old stable
distribution (woody) and in version 2.0.12-1 for the unstable
distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 528 91d75b840f97ab2dcd700678e5c03d4a
Size/MD5 checksum: 22053 adb539c2a3709490a58416ea69ec92cd
Size/MD5 checksum: 322247 42d499f4e1de6959c50b20a4eb0f432a

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 329118 0b9ba1dc599532594dd9c30787e1fed3

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 327118 0ab80d4de1d9c674d7971e3cb91dca2c

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 328680 58aab5cf2c13a03952f22097c7224e01

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 328190 84b30c21c3e0bce5b1f6f5778d4b34e7

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 328926 527f56d4dbe531d3889a8aaf61d73729

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 334170 bcec29e94554042ba97f8330aeac04fe

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 595 5cceabc484906689b7408f71869dfb59
Size/MD5 checksum: 30899 dd977c232b4deab55ab45a39e306fa10
Size/MD5 checksum: 415129 915264cb1ac8d7b78ea9eff3ba38ee04

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 460872 5434c7767498b7966072d5c4f77ff22b

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 458520 759b2a9aa822ec6ce37087e98dcd9546

Intel IA-32 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 474860 ed7707ac59ea0901db6a7d4519193bdb

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 461646 cb36836e6f69fc3aaaac788f4c3c2127

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 459152 e9db053ea86b48f66e28ab0ca96bae15

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 458594 db02b66740d0a14cdeda930e36cd5753

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 459080 df466d3641c4ae760dda04f4ccc992dc

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 459000 30d93e542c38a4f84e309b4be734e9a6

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 459402 c80461045c45795f74161e8d57e67c48

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 459366 9b36493d17289cc9711d052d3126f62a

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 463924 815d11b67609df88772bc4dff5a695de

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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