Bug 147342 - CAN-2005-0202 mailman flaw
Summary: CAN-2005-0202 mailman flaw
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mailman (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: John Dennis
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2005-02-07 15:08 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-10 15:05:22 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:136 high SHIPPED_LIVE Important: mailman security update 2005-02-10 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2005-02-07 15:08:35 UTC
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

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 2005-02-08 15:26:49 UTC
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 2005-02-09 18:33:39 UTC
Now public,removing emarbgo
packages in QA

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-02-10 15:05:22 UTC
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.


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