Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-242-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes discovered a remote Denial of Service
vulnerability in the attachment handler. An email with an attachment
whose filename contained invalid UTF-8 characters caused mailman to
crash. (CVE-2005-3573)

Mailman did not sufficiently verify the validity of email dates. Very
large numbers in dates caused mailman to crash. (CVE-2005-4153).

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20789 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3573