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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:061

Package : mailman
Date : March 29, 2006
Affected: 10.2, Corporate 3.0

Problem Description:, in Mailman 2.1.5 and earlier, when using email 2.5 (part of Python), is susceptible to a DoS (mailman service stops delivering for the list in question) if it encounters a badly formed mime multipart message with only one part and that part has two blank lines between the first boundary and the end boundary.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 10.2:
04dcdf49d50ca568b14504c46b22e50b 10.2/RPMS/mailman-2.1.5-15.3.102mdk.i586.rpm
70e27cbd933a762b4c865f07647c44ea 10.2/SRPMS/mailman-2.1.5-15.3.102mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 10.2/X86_64:
52c377eb6eaaf8866a6099f06348de3f x86_64/10.2/RPMS/mailman-2.1.5-15.3.102mdk.x86_64.rpm
70e27cbd933a762b4c865f07647c44ea x86_64/10.2/SRPMS/mailman-2.1.5-15.3.102mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 3.0:
9c04212df3b3af0a656eae5e290e6270 corporate/3.0/RPMS/mailman-2.1.4-2.6.C30mdk.i586.rpm
68e3e8d7fd980e8d6202d3d5ad5dbcfc corporate/3.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.1.4-2.6.C30mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
5633cfcdea5b43c352c5a6b807c4f676 x86_64/corporate/3.0/RPMS/mailman-2.1.4-2.6.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
68e3e8d7fd980e8d6202d3d5ad5dbcfc x86_64/corporate/3.0/SRPMS/mailman-2.1.4-2.6.C30mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team <security*>