Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-MailTools (MDKSA-2002:076)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13975


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in Mail::Mailer perl module by the SuSE security team during an audit. The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain circumstances due to the usage of mailx as the default mailer, a program that allows commands to be embedded in the mail body.

This module is used by some auto-response programs and spam filters which make use of Mail::Mailer.


Update the affected perl-MailTools package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13975

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-076.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-MailTools, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1271

MDKSA: 2002:076