RHEL 2.1 : mailman (RHSA-2004:156)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12485


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected mailman package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12485

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mailman, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0991, CVE-2004-0182

OSVDB: 11749

RHSA: 2004:156