Debian DSA-1600-1 : sympa - dos

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33401

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.


Upgrade the sympa package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.3-1.2+etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33401

File Name: debian_DSA-1600.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/08

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sympa, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1648

DSA: 1600

CWE: 20