RHEL 3 / 4 : mailman (RHSA-2006:0204)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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. An attacker 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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3573.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-4153.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0204.html

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21034 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3573
CVE-2005-4153