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new mailman for FC1 available to fix password security problem



Subject: Fedora Core 1 Test Update: mailman-2.1.5-6

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Fedora Test Update Notification
FEDORA-2004-167
2004-06-10
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Product     : Fedora Core 1
Name        : mailman
Version     : 2.1.5                      
Release     : 6                  
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/testing/1/

bff6400afb0f212e81ffb7a2e2b0e617  SRPMS/mailman-2.1.5-6.src.rpm
fa23a12ebe267bc951f36836518c6205  i386/mailman-2.1.5-6.i386.rpm
97e885b25e126c2eef5943e82a37ea49 
i386/debug/mailman-debuginfo-2.1.5-6.i386.rpm
f15fba5a424e91403cc54fa527755aab  x86_64/mailman-2.1.5-6.x86_64.rpm
999512cc65437cf9542df2cdb82b41e1 
x86_64/debug/mailman-debuginfo-2.1.5-6.x86_64.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  You may 
need to edit your up2date channels configuration.  Within 
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources enable the following line: 
yum updates-testing
http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/testing/fedora-core-1
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