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RHSA-2004:019: mailman security update

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RHSA-2004:019: mailman security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/03/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated mailman packages that close a DoS vulnerability present in mailman versions prior to version 2.1 are now available.

Mailman is a mailing list manager. Matthew Galgoci of Red Hat discovered a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in versions of Mailman prior to 2.1. An attacker could send a carefully-crafted message causing mailman to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0991 to this issue. Users of Mailman are advised to upgrade to the erratum packages, which include a backported security fix and are not vulnerable to this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Barry Warsaw for providing a patch for this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-mailman

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