SUSE-SA:2002:041: perl-MailTools

High Nessus Plugin ID 13762


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:041 (perl-MailTools).

The SUSE Security Team reviewed critical Perl modules, including the Mail::Mailer package. This package contains a security hole which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain circumstances.
This is due to the usage of mailx as default mailer which allows commands to be embedded in the mail body.
Vulnerable to this attack are custom auto reply programs or spam filters which use Mail::Mailer directly or indirectly.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13762

File Name: suse_SA_2002_041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list