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Secunia Security Advisory 49337

Secunia Security Advisory 49337
Posted May 30, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - SUSE has issued an update for mailman. This fixes a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose certain sensitive information.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, suse
MD5 | 32dc3b024cecf6b20354de647e026c2e

Secunia Security Advisory 49337

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TITLE:
SUSE update for mailman

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49337

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49337/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49337

RELEASE DATE:
2012-05-30

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49337/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49337/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49337

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
SUSE has issued an update for mailman. This fixes a security issue,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose certain
sensitive information.

The security issue is caused due to the application creating private
mail messages with predictable filenames in the archives/private
directory with insecure permissions and this can be exploited to
disclose private mailing list archives.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by H. Peter Anvin in a Mailman bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
openSUSE-SU-2012:0660-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-05/msg00043.html

Mailman Bug#474616:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=100103&aid=474616&group_id=103

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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