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RHSA-2004-156: mailman Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mailman packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated mailman package that closes a DoS vulnerability in mailman
introduced by RHSA-2004:019 is now available.
Mailman is a mailing list manager.
On February 19 2004, Red Hat issued security erratum RHSA-2004:019 to
correct a DoS (Denial of Service) vulnerability where a possible hacker could
send a carefully-crafted message and cause mailman to crash.
Matthew Saltzman discovered a flaw in our original patch intended to
correct this vulnerability. This flaw can cause mailman to crash if it
receives an email destined for a list with an empty subject field. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0182 to this issue.
Users of Mailman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
include an updated patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-156.html
Threat Level: High
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