Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-MIME-tools (MDKSA-2004:123)

high Nessus Plugin ID 15603


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


There's a bug in MIME-tools, where it mis-parses things like boundary=''. Some viruses use an empty boundary, which may allow unapproved parts through MIMEDefang.

The updated packages are patched to fix this problem.

As well, the Updated perl-MIME-tools requires MIME::Base64 version 3.03. Since MIME::Base64 is integrated in the perl package on Mandakelinux, these updates now provide the newer version.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15603

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-123.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


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, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-mime-tools, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/1/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1098

MDKSA: 2004:123