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MDKSA-2004:123: perl-MIME-tools Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the perl-MIME-tools package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:123 (perl-MIME-tools).
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
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.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:123
Threat Level: High
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