SUSE-SA:2002:041: perl-MailTools

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:041 (perl-MailTools).

The SUSE Security Team reviewed critical Perl modules, including the
Mail::Mailer package. This package contains a security hole which allows
remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain circumstances.
This is due to the usage of mailx as default mailer which allows commands
to be embedded in the mail body.
Vulnerable to this attack are custom auto reply programs or spam filters
which use Mail::Mailer directly or indirectly.

Solution :

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13762 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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