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new mailman for FC2, security, fixes password retreval vulnerability



Subject: Fedora Core 2 Update: mailman-2.1.5-7

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2004-168
2004-07-01
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Product     : Fedora Core 2
Name        : mailman
Version     : 2.1.5                      
Release     : 7                  
Summary     : Mailing list manager with built in Web access.
Description :
Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists, much like
Majordomo and Smartmail. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives
each mailing list a webpage, and allows users to subscribe,
unsubscribe, etc. over the Web. Even the list manager can administer
his or her list entirely from the Web. Mailman also integrates most
things people want to do with mailing lists, including archiving, mail
<-> news gateways, and so on.

Documentation can be found in: /usr/share/doc/mailman-2.1.5

When the package has finished installing, you will need to perform some
additional installation steps, these are described in:
/usr/share/doc/mailman-2.1.5/INSTALL.REDHAT

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Update Information:

Fixes security issue CAN-2004-0412 noted in bug
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=123559
  
Mailman subscriber passwords could be retrieved by a remote attacker.
Security hole is fixed in mailman-2.1.5
 
Important Installation Note:
 
Some users have reported problems with bad queue counts after
upgrading to version 2.1.5, the operating assumption is this was
caused by performing an install while mailman was running. Prior to
installing this rpm stop the mailman service via:
 
% /sbin/service mailman stop
 
Then after installation completes restart the service via:
 
% /sbin/service mailman start
 
Red Hat RPM versions of mailman 2.1.5-6 and above have enhanced the
init.d script that controls the mailman service so that "/sbin/service
mailman status" now returns valid information. The RPM has been
augmented to detect if mailman is running prior to installation and if
so it will temporarily stop mailman during the install and restart
mailman after the install completes. If mailman was not running the
RPM will not start mailman after installation. Since the RPM depends
on service status working the installed version of mailman you are
replacing must be at least 2.1.5-6 for the automatic pausing of
mailman during installation to work. This also means since this is the
first RPM with this feature you will need to manually pause mailman
during installation, future upgrades should be automatic.
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This update can be downloaded from:
  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/2/

821a649aa77fb19c6cad8cba47f3d7d6  SRPMS/mailman-2.1.5-7.src.rpm
3a87ad29697b0e23799ba90fbbf0a290  x86_64/mailman-2.1.5-7.x86_64.rpm
88fb81f97a5677c25b788e7d33e7136f 
x86_64/debug/mailman-debuginfo-2.1.5-7.x86_64.rpm
32bf032891a272d8be1cba0d80ae01f8  i386/mailman-2.1.5-7.i386.rpm
cf23a0c98911ce6c2b257b94836c7a01 
i386/debug/mailman-debuginfo-2.1.5-7.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  
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-- 
John Dennis <jdennis redhat com>



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