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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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
Users of Mailman should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected mailman package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21034 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3573CVE-2005-4153
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