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USN-5121-2: Mailman vulnerabilities

01 November 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Mailman.

Releases

Packages

  • mailman - Web-based mailing list manager

Details

USN-5009-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Mailman. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In addition, the following CVEs
were fixed:

It was discovered that Mailman allows arbitrary content injection. An attacker
could use this to inject malicious content. (CVE-2020-12108, CVE-2020-15011)

It was discovered that Mailman improperly sanitize the MIME content. An
attacker could obtain sensitive information by sending a special type of
attachment. (CVE-2020-12137)

Original advisory details:

Andre Protas, Richard Cloke, and Andy Nuttall discovered that Mailman
did not properly associate cross-site request forgery (CSRF) tokens
to specific accounts. A remote attacker could use this to perform a
CSRF attack to gain access to another account. (CVE-2021-42097)

Andre Protas, Richard Cloke, and Andy Nuttall discovered that Mailman’s
cross-site request forgery (CSRF) tokens for the options page are
derived from the admin password. A remote attacker could possibly use
this to assist in performing a brute force attack against the admin
password. (CVE-2021-42096)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

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

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