RHEL 2.1 : mailman (RHSA-2004:156)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated mailman package that closes a DoS vulnerability in mailman
introduced by RHSA-2004:019 is now available.

Mailman is a mailing list manager.

On February 19 2004, Red Hat issued security erratum RHSA-2004:019 to
correct a DoS (Denial of Service) vulnerability where an attacker
could send a carefully-crafted message and cause mailman to crash.

Matthew Saltzman discovered a flaw in our original patch intended to
correct this vulnerability. This flaw can cause mailman to crash if it
receives an email destined for a list with an empty subject field. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0182 to this issue.

Users of Mailman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which include an updated patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12485 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0991

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