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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                   ESB-2006.0262 -- [UNIX/Linux][Debian]
                New mailman packages fix denial of service
                               7 April 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           mailman
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:            Denial of Service
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-0052

Original Bulletin: http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1027

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
         running mailman check for an updated version of the software
         for their operating system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1027-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Steve Kemp
April 6th, 2006                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mailman
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-0052
Debian Bug     : 358892

A potential denial of service problem has been discovered in mailman,
the web-based GNU mailing list manager.  The (failing) parsing of
messages with malformed mime multiparts sometimes caused the whole
mailing list to become inoperative.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not vulnerable to this issue.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.5-8sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailman package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

      Size/MD5 checksum:      620 bf2fdfa6ffd09b04d6a3c4917e8eefce
      Size/MD5 checksum:   188902 8b4f00cc1255671b3d8c8a73ad56ec27
      Size/MD5 checksum:  5745912 f5f56f04747cd4aff67427e7a45631af

  Alpha architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6612060 7f577c66301793e3b2d4b0832b090e9a

  AMD64 architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6610750 6631eca22c9ea6825c6623cd02eb8226

  ARM architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6610244 59bb6a1b0f20deefaeeaae745ecb9f29

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6610408 20f508bdf5f84c90b861bb7b9559df38

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6611982 3f3d0e6379951b1114021fc3551f6660

  HP Precision architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6617536 be4b2b54bcb2b562db0118b869bdc496

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6617384 b1d4ec2daf233e7cb998fa2c70359dc5

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6661086 2f5a8c12f1d9ca0ce72c4f000cceaabc

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6652266 ad1d7eb8d4917c6e1cf1a702ab9df18c

  PowerPC architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6617542 0d77a04d425904aecefe71c6baf041c5

  IBM S/390 architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6617066 21989209d204a2de04e41a539a3bb897

  Sun Sparc architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  6616308 8a3eba0fdc23135fded9f3ab13e6ed7b

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>

Version: GnuPG v1.4.2.2 (GNU/Linux)


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