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Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 2265-1] perl security update

From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jun 24 2011 - 18:01:35 GMT
To: Junior Gamez Aguilera <junior.gamez@bucanero.com.cu>

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:26:48PM +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> [adding perl maintainers to CC]
>
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 02:49:02PM -0400, Junior Gamez Aguilera wrote:
> > after applying this upgrade mailscanner stop working, it start to enter
> > in a continuous cicle of restart. please could you verify this?
> > I have to go back to previous version in order to put mailscanner to work.
>
> This looks like mailscanner is indeed broken by the tainting fixes;
> see the thread starting at
>
> <http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/2011-April/097813.html>
>
> Unfortunately mailscanner is orphaned so there was not much chance
> of test coverage of mailscanner in unstable.
>
> Can you confirm that the errors on that thread match what you're seeing?
> Unfortunately there does not yet appear to be any sign of a real fix
> upstream, but there are a couple of possible workarounds mentioned.

This is now Debian bug #631537. I've not included any version numbers
as I haven't personally verified which versions are affected, although
I suspect both lenny and squeeze are affected.

New thread at

<http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/2011-June/098046.html>

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