USN-242-1: mailman vulnerabilities

16 January 2006

mailman vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the attachment handler. An email with an attachment whose filename contained invalid UTF-8 characters caused mailman to crash. (CVE-2005-3573)

Mailman did not sufficiently verify the validity of email dates. Very large numbers in dates caused mailman to crash. (CVE-2005-4153)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: