Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : mailman vulnerability (USN-267-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the decoder
for multipart messages. Certain parts of type
'message/delivery-status' or parts containing only two blank lines
triggered an exception. An attacker could exploit this to crash
Mailman by sending a specially crafted email to a mailing list.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21184 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0202

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