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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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 CVE-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
Red Hat would like to thank Barry Warsaw for providing a patch for
See also :
Update the affected mailman package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12452 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0991
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