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Mandrake: perl-MailTools arbitrary command execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake This package contains a security hole which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands in certain circumstances.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           perl-MailTools
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:076
Date:                   November 7th, 2002

Affected versions:      7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

 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):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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