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USN-2558-1: Mailman vulnerability

7 April 2015

Mailman could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted list name.



  • mailman - Powerful, web-based mailing list manager


It was discovered that Mailman incorrectly handled special characters
in list names. A local attacker could use this issue to perform a path
traversal attack and execute arbitrary code as the Mailman user.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.