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MDKSA-2002:076: perl-MailTools

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the perl-MailTools package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:076 (perl-MailTools).

A vulnerability was discovered in Mail::Mailer perl module by the SuSE security
team during an audit. The vulnerability permits remote attackers to execute
arbitrary commands in certain circumstances due to the usage of mailx as the
default mailer, a program that permits commands to be embedded in the mail body.
This module is used by some auto-response programs and spam filters which make
use of Mail::Mailer.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6104

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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