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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mailman Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GNU Mailman MIME Multipart Parsing Error in 'scrubber.py' May Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015851
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015851
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0052   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 30 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.1.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNU Mailman. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send an e-mail containing malformed MIME multiparts to potentially cause the mailing list to become inoperative.

The vulnerability resides in 'scrubber.py'.

Duncan S. Salada discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the list to become inoperative.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fix in version 2.1.6.
Vendor URL:  mailman.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 9 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNU Mailman MIME Multipart Parsing Error in 'scrubber.py' May Let Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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