Fedora Core 3 Update: mailman-2.1.5-32.fc3
Posted on: 03/23/2005 04:43 AM

A mailman security update is available for Fedora Core 3

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-242
2005-03-22
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Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : mailman
Version : 2.1.5
Release : 32.fc3
Summary : Mailing list manager with built in Web access.
Description :
Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists, much like Majordomo and Smartmail. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives each mailing list a webpage, and allows users to subscribe, unsubscribe, etc. over the Web. Even the list manager can administer his or her list entirely from the Web. Mailman also integrates most things people want to do with mailing lists, including archiving, mail lt;-gt; news gateways, and so on.

Documentation can be found in: /usr/share/doc/mailman-2.1.5

When the package has finished installing, you will need to perform some additional installation steps, these are described in: /usr/share/doc/mailman-2.1.5/INSTALL.REDHAT

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Update Information:

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in the driver script of mailman prior to version 2.1.5 could allow remote attackers to execute scripts as other web users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1177 to this issue.

Users of mailman should update to this erratum package, which corrects this issue by turning on STEALTH_MODE by default and using Utils.websafe() to quote the html.

In addition this version of the rpm includes a utility script in /usr/share/doc/mailman-*/contrib/migrate-fhs that can be run if the user has installed an FC3 or FC4 mailman rpm over an older non-FHS compliant mailman installation. The script will aid in moving the file locations from the old directory structure to the new FHS mailman directory structure that are present in FC3, FC4, and RHEL4. Users who
have installed mailman originally from FC3, FC4 or RHEL4 will not need to migration any file locations.

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* Wed Mar 2 2005 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-32.fc3

- fix bug #150065, provide migration script for new FHS installation
- fix bug #147833, CAN-2004-1177

* Mon Feb 14 2005 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-31.fc3

- fix bug #132750, add daemon to mail-gid so courier mail server will work.
- fix bug #143008, wrong location of mailmanctl in logrotate
- fix bug #142605, init script doesn't use /var/lock/subsys

* Tue Feb 8 2005 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-30.fc3

- fix security vulnerability CAN-2005-0202, errata RHSA-2005:137, bug #147343

* Tue Nov 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-29.fc3

- fix bug #137863, buildroot path in .pyc files

* Mon Nov 8 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-27

- rebuild to fix bug #137863, python embeds build root in .pyc files

* Sat Oct 16 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-26

- fix typo in install documentation
- fix error in templates/Makefile.in, bad install args, fixes bug #136001,
thank you to Kaj J. Niemi for spotting this.

* Thu Oct 14 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-24

- more FHS changes, matches with new SELinux security policy

* Wed Sep 29 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-21

- move list data dir to /var/lib/mailman to conform to FHS
move lock dir to /var/lock/mailman to conform to FHS
move config dir (VAR_PREFIX/data) to /etc/mailman to conform to FHS
Thanks to Matt Domsch for pointing this out.

* Tue Sep 28 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-20

- fix bug #132732, security policy violations,
- bump release verison
move non-data installation files from /var/mailman to /usr/lib/mailman,
update documentation

* Fri Sep 10 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-19

- add il18n start/stop strings to init.d script

* Fri Sep 10 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-18

- fix bug #89250, add condrestart
also fix status return values in mailmanctl and init.d script

* Tue Sep 7 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-17

- fix bug #120930, add contents of contrib to doc area

* Tue Sep 7 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-16

- fix bug #121220, httpd config file tweaks
add doc to INSTALL.REDHAT for selecting MTA

* Fri Sep 3 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-15

- fix bug #117615, don't overwrite user modified templates on install
made template directory "config noreplace"

* Thu Sep 2 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-14

- add comments into the crontab files so users know the /etc/cron.d
file is volitile and will edit the right file.
Also make the master crontab file "config noreplace" so edits are preserved.

* Wed Sep 1 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-13

- fix bug #124208, enable mailman cron jobs from init.d rather than during installation

* Tue Aug 31 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-12

- fix bug #129920, cron jobs execute under wrong SELinux policy

* Mon Aug 30 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-11

- remove all editing of aliases file in %pre and %post, fixes #bug 125651

* Mon Aug 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-10

- fix bug #129492 and bug #120912
stop using crontab to setup mailman's cron jobs,
instead install cron script in /etc/cron.d

* Mon Aug 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-9

- apply patch to elminate "-1 LISTNAME moderator request(s) waiting" messages
problem desciption here:
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=showfile=faq03.038.htp

* Tue Jun 15 2004 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Wed Jun 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-7

- bump rev for rebuild

* Wed Jun 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-6

- fix bug in pre scriplet, last command had been "service mailman stop"
which should have been harmless if mailman was not installed except
that it left the exit status from the script as non-zero and rpm
aborted the install.

* Wed Jun 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-5

- add status reporting to init.d control script
stop mailman during an installation
restart mailman if it had been running prior to installation

* Mon Jun 7 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; - 3:2.1.5-4

- back python prereq down to 2.2, should be sufficient

* Thu May 20 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-3

- make python prereq be at least 2.3

* Tue May 18 2004 Jeremy Katz lt;katzj@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-2

- rebuild

* Mon May 17 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.5-1

- bring up to latest 2.1.5 upstream release
From Barry Warsaw: Mailman 2.1.5, a bug fix release that also
contains new support for the Turkish language, and a few minor new
features. Mailman 2.1.5 is a significant upgrade which should
improve disk i/o performance, administrative overhead for discarding
held spams, and the behavior of bouncing member disables. This
version also contains a fix for an exploit that could allow 3rd
parties to retrieve member passwords. It is thus highly recommended
that all existing sitesupgrade to the latest version

* Tue May 4 2004 Warren Togami lt;wtogami@redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.4-4

- #105638 fix bytecompile and rpm -V
- postun /etc/postfix/aliases fix
- clean uninstall (no more empty dirs)
- #115378 RedirectMatch syntax fix

* Fri Feb 13 2004 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Fri Jan 9 2004 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt; 3:2.1.4-1

- upgrade to new upstream release 2.1.4
- fixes bugs 106349,112851,105367,91463

* Wed Jun 4 2003 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Wed May 7 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- bring up to next upstream release 2.1.2

* Sun May 4 2003 Florian La Roche lt;Florian.LaRoche@redhat.degt;

- fix typo in post script: mmusr -gt; mmuser

* Thu Apr 24 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- fix bug 72004, 74483, 74484, 87856 - improper log rotation
- fix bug 88083 - mailman user/group needed to exist during build
- fix bug 88144 - wrong %file attributes on mm_cfg.py
- fix bug 89221 - mailman user not created on install
- fix bug 89250 - wrong pid file name in initscript

* Wed Mar 5 2003 Florian La Roche lt;Florian.LaRoche@redhat.degt;

- change to /etc/rc.d/init.d as in all other rpms

* Thu Feb 20 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- change mailman login shell from /bin/false to /sbin/nologin

* Fri Feb 14 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- bring package up to 2.1.1 release, add /usr/share/doc files

* Sat Feb 1 2003 Florian La Roche lt;Florian.LaRoche@redhat.degt;

- make the icon dir owned by root:root as in other rpms

* Fri Jan 31 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- various small tweaks to the spec file to make installation cleaner
- use /usr/bin/python when compiling, redirect compile output to /dev/null,
- don't run update in %post, let the user do it, remove the .pyc files in %postun,
- add setting of MAILHOST and URLHOST to localhost.localdomain, don't let
- configure set them to the build machine.

* Mon Jan 27 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- add the cross site scripting (xss) security patch to version 2.1

* Fri Jan 24 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- do not start mailman service in %post

* Wed Jan 22 2003 Tim Powers lt;timp@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Mon Jan 20 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- 1) remove config patch, mailmanctl was not the right file to install in init.d,
- it needed to be scripts/mailman
- 2) rename httpd-mailman.conf to mailman.conf, since the file now lives
- in httpd/conf.d directory the http prefix is redundant and inconsistent
- with the other file names in that directory.

* Tue Jan 7 2003 John Dennis lt;jdennis@finch.boston.redhat.comgt;

- Bring package up to date with current upstream source, 2.1
- Fix several install/packaging problems that were in upstream source
- Add multiple mail group functionality
- Fix syntax error in fblast.py
- Remove the forced setting of mail host and url host in mm_cfg.py

* Tue Nov 12 2002 Tim Powers lt;timp@redhat.comgt; 2.0.13-4

- remove files from $$RPM_BUILD_ROOT that we don't intent to ship

* Wed Aug 14 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.13-3

- set MAILHOST and WWWHOST in case the configure script can't figure out the
local host name

* Fri Aug 2 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.13-2

- rebuild

* Fri Aug 2 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.13-1

- specify log files individually, per faq wizard
- update to 2.0.13

* Wed May 22 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.11-1

- update to 2.0.11

* Fri Apr 5 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.9-1

- include README.QMAIL in with the docs (#58887)
- include README.SENDMAIL and README.EXIM in with the docs
- use an included httpd.conf file instead of listing the configuration
directives in the %description, which due to specspo magic might look
wrong sometimes (part of #51324)
- interpolate the DEFAULT_HOST_NAME value in mm.cfg into both the DEFAULT_URL
and MAILMAN_OWNER (#57987)
- move logs to /var/log/mailman, qfiles to /var/spool/mailman, rotate
logs in the log directory (#48724)
- raise exceptions when someone tries to set the admin address for a list
to that of the admin alias (#61468)

* Thu Apr 4 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- fix a default permissions problem in /var/mailman/archives/private,
reported by Johannes Erdfelt
- update to 2.0.9

* Tue Apr 2 2002 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- make the symlink in /etc/smrsh relative

* Tue Dec 11 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.8-1

- set FQDN and URL at build-time so that they won't be set to the host the
RPM package is built on (#59177)

* Wed Nov 28 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to 2.0.8

* Sat Nov 17 2001 Florian La Roche lt;Florian.LaRoche@redhat.degt; 2.0.7-1

- update to 2.0.7

* Wed Jul 25 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 2.0.6-1

- update to 2.0.6

* Mon Jun 25 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- code in default user/group names/IDs

* Wed May 30 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to 2.0.5
- change the default hostname from localhost to localhost.localdomain in the
default configuration
- chuck configuration file settings other than those dependent on the host name
(the build system's host name is not a good default) (#32337)

* Tue Mar 13 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to 2.0.3

* Tue Mar 6 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to 2.0.2

* Wed Feb 21 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- patch from Barry Warsaw (via mailman-developers) to not die on
broken Content-Type: headers

* Tue Jan 9 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to 2.0.1

* Wed Dec 6 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to 2.0 final release
- move the data to /var

* Fri Oct 20 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to beta 6

* Thu Aug 3 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- add note about adding FollowSymlinks so that archives work

* Wed Aug 2 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- make the default owner root again so that root owns the docs
- update to 2.0beta5, which fixes a possible security vulnerability
- add smrsh symlink

* Mon Jul 24 2000 Prospector lt;prospector@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Wed Jul 19 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to beta4
- change uid/gid to apache.apache to match apache (#13593)
- properly recompile byte-compiled versions of the scripts (#13619)
- change mailman alias from root to postmaster

* Sat Jul 1 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- update to beta3
- drop bugs and arch patches (integrated into beta3)

* Tue Jun 27 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- move web files to reside under /var/www
- move files from /usr/share to /usr/share
- integrate spot-fixes from mailman lists via gnome.org

* Mon Jun 19 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- rebuild for Power Tools

* Tue May 23 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- Update to 2.0beta2 to pick up security fixes.
- Change equires python to list gt;= 1.5.2

* Mon Nov 8 1999 Bernhard Rosenkranzer lt;bero@redhat.comgt;

- 1.1

* Tue Sep 14 1999 Preston Brown lt;pbrown@redhat.comgt;

- 1.0 final.

* Tue Jun 15 1999 Preston Brown lt;pbrown@redhat.comgt;

- security fix for cookies
- moved to /usr/share/mailman

* Fri May 28 1999 Preston Brown lt;pbrown@redhat.comgt;

- fix up default values.

* Fri May 7 1999 Preston Brown lt;pbrown@redhat.comgt;

- modifications to install scripts

* Thu May 6 1999 Preston Brown lt;pbrown@redhat.comgt;

- initial RPM for SWS 3.0


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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/

2035fb6745f1e7450014d6fc93599fd6 SRPMS/mailman-2.1.5-32.fc3.src.rpm
bce1fd54e4b957e893fdcd36b9c65dad x86_64/mailman-2.1.5-32.fc3.x86_64.rpm
89dcbb4182b5a49b3fe936232c0b397b x86_64/debug/mailman-debuginfo-2.1.5-32.fc3.x86_64.rpm
660ab67c528290082041a69aebc3d437 i386/mailman-2.1.5-32.fc3.i386.rpm
b1e34a8085876f74c06922f291ccb5af i386/debug/mailman-debuginfo-2.1.5-32.fc3.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.


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