Security update for mailman
(Last modified: 11FEB2005)
solutions Security update for mailman SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (98f5b90c27d1ba5c76b51671dbbdb8bf)
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
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
This issue has been assigned the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-0202.
rpm -Fvh mailman.rpm
Note 1: The last security update introduced a new dependency on the mailman package. Please make sure that the "python-xml" RPM is installed, otherwise mailman will not work correctly.
Note 2: After installing the upgraded packages, please make sure that your mailinglist config databases have not been retrieved by attackers.
You can do so by checking for patterns like ".....///" in your webservers access logs.
If this is the case:
- Reset all user passwords. The last security update includes a new "change_member_pw" script which can do that easily.
- Change the mailinglist admin password.
- Optionally: Look for members which should not be in the list
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