RHEL 3 / 4 : mailman (RHSA-2006:0486)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated mailman package that fixes a denial of service flaw 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 was found in the way Mailman handles MIME multipart messages.
An attacker could send a carefully crafted MIME multipart email
message to a mailing list run by Mailman which would cause that
particular mailing list to stop working. (CVE-2006-0052)

Users of Mailman should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-0052.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0486.html

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21682 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0052