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Security update for mailman

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(Last modified: 21JAN2005)


solutions Security update for mailman SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8000836261ebaed429e66e4ea19914c6)

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
Patch: patch-9780
Release: 20050121
Obsoletes: 8606dad2ea7654cdac8818167904979e

Indications

Install this if you use mailman.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Mailman contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability fixed in this update.
In addition, the autogeneration of passwords was too weak and has been
replaced with a better algorithm. Finally, a bug that breaks the integrity of
GPG/PGP signed messages has been fixed.

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 -Fvh mailman.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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