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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the postfix MTA by Michal
Zalewski. Versions prior to 1.1.12 would allow an attacker to bounce-
scan private networks or use the daemon as a DDoS (Distributed Denial
of Service) tool by forcing the daemon to connect to an arbitrary
service at an arbitrary IP address and receiving either a bounce
message or by timing. As well, versions prior to 1.1.12 have a bug
where a malformed envelope address can cause the queue manager to lock
up until an entry is removed from the queue and also lock up the SMTP
listener leading to a DoS.
Postfix version 1.1.13 corrects these issues. The provided packages
have been patched to fix the vulnerabilities.
Update the affected postfix package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0