ELA-500-1 mailman security update

privilege escalation vulnerability

Related CVEs CVE-2021-42096 CVE-2021-42097

It was discovered that there was a potential remote privilege escalation vulnerability in the Mailman mailing list manager.

Some CSRF token values were derived from the admin password, and that could have been used to conductg a brute-force attack against that password.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1.18-2+deb8u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman packages.

Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found in the dedicated section of our website.