Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mailman (MDKSA-2005:222)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description : in Mailman 2.1.4 - 2.1.6 does not properly handle UTF8
character encodings in filenames of e-mail attachments, which allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2005-3573)

In addition, these versions of mailman have an issue where the server
will fail with an Overflow on bad date data in a processed message.

The version of mailman in Corporate Server 2.1 does not contain the
above vulnerable code.

Updated packages are patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20453 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-222.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3573

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