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[DSA386] DSA-386-1 libmailtools-perl Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The SuSE security team discovered during an audit a bug in
Mail::Mailer, a Perl module used for sending email, whereby
potentially untrusted input is passed to a program such as mailx,
which may interpret certain escape sequences as commands to be
This bug has been fixed by removing support for programs such as mailx
as a transport for sending mail. Instead, alternative mechanisms are
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your libmailtools-perl package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-386
Threat Level: High
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