USN-78-2: Fixed mailman packages for USN-78-1

17 February 2005

mailman vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


Ubuntu Security Announce USN-78-1 described a path traversal vulnerability in the “private” module of Mailman. Unfortunately this updated mailman package was broken so that the “private” module could not be executed at all any more. The latest package version fixes this.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

For reference, this is the description of the original USN:

An path traversal vulnerability has been discovered in the “private” module of Mailman. A flawed path sanitation algorithm allowed the construction of URLS to arbitrary files readable by Mailman. This allowed a remote attacker to retrieve configuration and password databases, private list archives, and other files.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: