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mailman -- content spoofing with invalid list names in web UI

Affected packages
mailman < 2.1.28
mailman-with-htdig < 2.1.28
ja-mailman < 2.1.28

Details

VuXML ID b4f0ad36-94a5-11e8-9007-080027ac955c
Discovery 2018-07-09
Entry 2018-07-31

Mark Sapiro reports:

A URL with a very long text listname such as

http://www.example.com/mailman/listinfo/This_is_a_long_string_with_some_phishing_text

will echo the text in the "No such list" error response. This can be used to make a potential victim think the phishing text comes from a trusted site.

This issue was discovered by Hammad Qureshi.

References

CVE Name CVE-2018-13796
URL https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/1780874
URL https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2018-July/000241.html