USN-1069-1: Mailman vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1069-1

22nd February, 2011

mailman vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • mailman


It was discovered that Mailman did not properly sanitize certain fields,
resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site
scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server
output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit
this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
mailman 1:2.1.13-4ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
mailman 1:2.1.13-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 9.10:
mailman 1:2.1.12-2ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
mailman 1:2.1.9-9ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
mailman 2.1.5-9ubuntu4.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


CVE-2010-3089, CVE-2011-0707