Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2401-1 sympa -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Oct 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 961491.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-10936.
More information:

Sympa, a modern mailing list manager, allows privilege escalation through setuid wrappers. A local attacker can obtain root access.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 6.2.16~dfsg-3+deb9u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa packages.

For the detailed security status of sympa please refer to its security tracker page at:

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