Debian Security Advisory

DLA-186-1 mailman -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 Apr 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 781626.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-2775.
More information:

A path traversal vulnerability was discovered in Mailman, the mailing list manager. Installations using a transport script (such as to interface with their MTA instead of static aliases were vulnerable to a path traversal attack. To successfully exploit this, an attacker needs write access on the local file system.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in mailman version 1:2.1.13-6