Debian DSA-1027-1 : mailman - programming error

2006-10-14T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1027.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-09T00:00:00

Description

A potential denial of service problem has been discovered in mailman, the web-based GNU mailing list manager. The (failing) parsing of messages with malformed mime multiparts sometimes caused the whole mailing list to become inoperative.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not vulnerable to this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1027. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(22569);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/09 17:06:36");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-0052");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1027");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1027-1 : mailman - programming error");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A potential denial of service problem has been discovered in mailman,
the web-based GNU mailing list manager. The (failing) parsing of
messages with malformed mime multiparts sometimes caused the whole
mailing list to become inoperative.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not vulnerable to this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=358892"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1027"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the mailman package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.5-8sarge2."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mailman");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/04/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/10/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/01/09");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"3.1", prefix:"mailman", reference:"2.1.5-8sarge2")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");