Fedora Core 2 : mailman-2.1.5-7 (2004-168)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13722


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Fixes security issue CVE-2004-0412 noted in bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=123559 Mailman subscriber passwords could be retrieved by a remote attacker. Security hole is fixed in mailman-2.1.5 Important Installation Note: Some users have reported problems with bad queue counts after upgrading to version 2.1.5, the operating assumption is this was caused by performing an install while mailman was running. Prior to installing this rpm stop the mailman service via: % /sbin/service mailman stop Then after installation completes restart the service via: % /sbin/service mailman start Red Hat RPM versions of mailman 2.1.5-6 and above have enhanced the init.d script that controls the mailman service so that '/sbin/service mailman status' now returns valid information. The RPM has been augmented to detect if mailman is running prior to installation and if so it will temporarily stop mailman during the install and restart mailman after the install completes. If mailman was not running the RPM will not start mailman after installation. Since the RPM depends on service status working the installed version of mailman you are replacing must be at least 2.1.5-6 for the automatic pausing of mailman during installation to work. This also means since this is the first RPM with this feature you will need to manually pause mailman during installation, future upgrades should be automatic.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mailman and / or mailman-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13722

File Name: fedora_2004-168.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mailman, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mailman-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/01

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2004-168