Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-MailTools (MDKSA-2002:076)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in Mail::Mailer perl module by the SuSE
security team during an audit. The vulnerability allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain circumstances due
to the usage of mailx as the default mailer, a program that allows
commands to be embedded in the mail body.

This module is used by some auto-response programs and spam filters
which make use of Mail::Mailer.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-MailTools package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13975 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-076.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1271

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