Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1442-1 mailman -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Jul 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 903674.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-0618, CVE-2018-13796.
More information:

Two flaws were discovered in mailman, a web-based mailing list manager.

  • CVE-2018-0618

    Toshitsugu Yoneyama of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. discovered that mailman is prone to a cross-site scripting flaw allowing a malicious listowner to inject scripts into the listinfo page, due to not validated input in the host_name field.

  • CVE-2018-13796

    Hammad Qureshi discovered a content spoofing vulnerability with invalid list name messages in the web UI.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1.18-2+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman packages.

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