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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: Package mailman

Aug 03, 2000, 19:49 (0 Talkback[s])

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Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 20:40:02 -0400
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:030 - Linux-Mandrake not affected by mailman problem

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory


Package name:           mailman
Date:                   August 2nd, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:030

Affected versions:      None

Problem Description:

The wrapper program supplied with the mailman package has a format bug which could be exploited to obtain the privileges of the mailman user which has read and write access to all files mailman uses. This vulnerability can only be exploited by root users with shell access.


Linux-Mandrake does not ship with the mailman package and is therefore not vulnerable to this exploit.


You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/fupdates.php3

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com


Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list. Only announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list. This list is open to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe from either list:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security


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