DSA 1027-1: New mailman packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 04/06/2006 11:32 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 620 bf2fdfa6ffd09b04d6a3c4917e8eefce
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 188902 8b4f00cc1255671b3d8c8a73ad56ec27
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5745912 f5f56f04747cd4aff67427e7a45631af

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6612060 7f577c66301793e3b2d4b0832b090e9a

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6610750 6631eca22c9ea6825c6623cd02eb8226

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6610244 59bb6a1b0f20deefaeeaae745ecb9f29

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6610408 20f508bdf5f84c90b861bb7b9559df38

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6611982 3f3d0e6379951b1114021fc3551f6660

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6617536 be4b2b54bcb2b562db0118b869bdc496

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6617384 b1d4ec2daf233e7cb998fa2c70359dc5

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6661086 2f5a8c12f1d9ca0ce72c4f000cceaabc

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6652266 ad1d7eb8d4917c6e1cf1a702ab9df18c

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6617542 0d77a04d425904aecefe71c6baf041c5

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 6617066 21989209d204a2de04e41a539a3bb897

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailman/mailman_2.1.5-8sarge2_sparc.deb
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 lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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