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Security update for mailman

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(Last modified: 29NOV2005)


solutions Security update for mailman SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (02672f09967fbca5a290823e489c26af)

Applies to

Package: mailman
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10755
Release: 20051129
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using mailman should update.

Problem description

This update fixes the following security problem:
  • a bug when decoding UTF-8 could crash mailman (CAN-2004-1177).
Additionally the dependency on python-xml that was introduced by the previous update has been removed again.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh mailman.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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