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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN267-1 : mailman vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mailman vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "mailman" is missing a security patch.

Description :

A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the decoder
for multipart messages. Certain parts of type "message/delivery-status"
or parts containing only two blank lines triggered an exception. An
attacker could exploit this to crash Mailman by sending a
specially crafted email to a mailing list.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- mailman-2.1.5-8ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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