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MDKSA-2002:076 - perl-MailTools update

by Nikola Strahija on November 9th, 2002 A vulnerability was discovered in Mail::Mailer perl module by the SuSE security team during an audit. The vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain circumstances due to the usage of mailx as the default mailer, a program that allows commands to be embedded in the mail body. This module is used by some auto-response programs and spam filters which make use of Mail::Mailer.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
6bdea6465f1d92aac284b1ba523e1727 7.2/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f 7.2/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
6fda1fab459626c3c37226a18f722a7a 8.0/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f 8.0/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
a808f7a6c9301a06cf632d51c27a04c5 ppc/8.0/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f ppc/8.0/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
3311eb83dfad00597c91d5a325b66c72 8.1/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f 8.1/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
77a07cf93bb5ab1c767f43cbe55edb7f ia64/8.1/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f ia64/8.1/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
4f9a39b0a7c2102395618e674dd1fd93 8.2/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f 8.2/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
3161be8fdc7c9bc176f8eafb6f2f2388 ppc/8.2/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f ppc/8.2/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
4fbfa7cc821ce3e785fb2449eb58afb8 9.0/RPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
8a2f9e0d6da7ab31077374629cceb20f 9.0/SRPMS/perl-MailTools-1.47-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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