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RHSA-2005-235: mailman Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mailman packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated mailman package that corrects a cross-site scripting flaw is now

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Mailman manages electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in the driver script of mailman prior to
version 2.1.5 could allow remote attackers to execute scripts as other web
users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the name CVE-2004-1177 to this issue.

Users of mailman should update to this erratum package, which corrects this
issue by turning on STEALTH_MODE by default and using Utils.websafe() to
quote the html.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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