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Fedora Core 1 2004-060: mailman Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mailman package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-060 (mailman).
Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists, much like
Majordomo and Smartmail. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives
each mailing list a webpage, and allows users to subscribe,
unsubscribe, etc. over the Web. Even the list manager can administer
his or her list entirely from the Web. Mailman also integrates most
things people want to do with mailing lists, including archiving, mail
<-> news gateways, and so on.
Documentation can be found in: /usr/share/doc/mailman-2.1.4
When the package has finished installing, you will need to perform some
additional installation steps, these are described in:
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in the admin CGI
script for Mailman before 2.1.4. This update moves Mailman to version
2.1.4 which is not vulnerable to this issue.
Updated packages were made available in February 2004 however the original
update notification email did not make it to fedora-announce-list at
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-060.shtml
Threat Level: High
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