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RHSA-2006-0204: mailman

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the mailman packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated mailman package that fixes two security issues is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists.

A flaw in handling of UTF8 character encodings was found in Mailman. An
attacker could send a carefully crafted email message to a mailing list run
by Mailman which would cause that particular mailing list to stop working.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name
CVE-2005-3573 to this issue.

A flaw in date handling was found in Mailman version 2.1.4 through 2.1.6.
A possible hacker could send a carefully crafted email message to a mailing list
run by Mailman which would cause the Mailman server to crash.
(CVE-2005-4153).

Users of Mailman should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to correct these issues.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0204.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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