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mailman -- CSRF hardening in parts of the web interface

Affected packages
mailman < 2.1.15


VuXML ID 9e50dcc3-740b-11e6-94a2-080027ef73ec
Discovery 2011-05-02
Entry 2016-09-06

The late Tokio Kikuchi reported:

We may have to set lifetime for input forms because of recent activities on cross-site request forgery (CSRF). The form lifetime is successfully deployed in frameworks like or plone etc. Proposed branch lp:~tkikuchi/mailman/form-lifetime implement lifetime in admin, admindb, options and edithtml interfaces. [...]

The web admin interface has been hardened against CSRF attacks by adding a hidden, encrypted token with a time stamp to form submissions and not accepting authentication by cookie if the token is missing, invalid or older than the new setting FORM_LIFETIME which defaults to one hour. Posthumous thanks go to Tokio Kikuchi for this implementation [...].


CVE Name CVE-2016-7123