Bug 147342 - CAN-2005-0202 mailman flaw
CAN-2005-0202 mailman flaw
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mailman (Show other bugs)
3.0
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2005-02-07 10:08 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-10 10:05:22 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-02-07 10:08:35 EST
A flaw in the true_path function of Mailman was discovered. A remote attacker
could make use of this flaw with a carefully crafted URL and gain access to
files such a configuration files or list archives that should otherwise be
protected.

Administrators can see if attempts to use this flaw has been made by exmaining
their web server access logs for requests containing ".....///"

Affects: RHEL2.1
Affects: RHEL3
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-02-08 10:26:49 EST
Note that Apache 2.0 strips multiple slash characters in the
PATH_INFO; therefore this issue is not exploitable when Mailman is
used on an Apache 2.0 server.
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-02-09 13:33:39 EST
Now public,removing emarbgo
http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2005-February/031562.html
packages in QA
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-02-10 10:05:22 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-136.html

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