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Bug Fix Advisory mailman bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:1474-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-11-20
Last updated on: 2013-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated mailman packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

Mailman is a program used to help manage e-mail discussion lists.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* The reset_pw.py script contained a typo, which could cause the mailman utility
to fail with a traceback. The typo has been corrected, and mailman now works as
expected. (BZ#772998)

* The "urlhost" argument was not handled in the newlist script. When running the
"newlist" command with the "--urlhost" argument specified, the contents of the
index archive page was not created using proper URLs; the hostname was used
instead. With this update, "urlhost" is now handled in the newlist script. If
the "--urlhost" argument is specified on the command line, the host URL is used
when creating the index archive page instead of the hostname. (BZ#799323)

* Previously, long lines in e-mails were not wrapped in the web archive,
sometimes requiring excessive horizontal scrolling. The "white-space: pre-wrap;"
CSS style has been added to all templates, so that long lines are now wrapped in
browsers that support that style. (BZ#832920)

* The "From" string in the e-mail body was not escaped properly. A message
containing the "From" string at the beginning of a line was split and displayed
in the web archive as two or more messages. The "From" string is now correctly
escaped, and messages are no longer split in the described scenario. (BZ#834023)

All users of mailman are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
these bugs.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.src.rpm     MD5: d1cb102968c4fa9b1fbad9096e1555ce
SHA-256: 6fb0abc5c2248cab7370ee30bdd15d7c8711947f698ebb3f7cb5ae9830f2dc2b
 
IA-32:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: be366a6f963904b623a0ab4b32bd9338
SHA-256: 89102eb9884a3af95674c948a1740703e3b8eb2d422963067f7deaca8211d1d9
mailman-debuginfo-2.1.12-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: c81473a8838d452ecc8bb7e8a6544faa
SHA-256: 6fdfcf96e124691a2bf4fb674fcfea4d6187175ec26583ff9dc5d50cf8159bfa
 
PPC:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 3a371cae33706a0c65d6d8987e83a33e
SHA-256: 6ef66d22e3ba5466f4bbbcf094970c8156915baf2f4aac9fe8585df42e669f91
mailman-debuginfo-2.1.12-18.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: ce2d3e899345b662c726c370757e5196
SHA-256: dd311ca801440c499714afd6ca5d80e5ea61251375ba783ea591489e135a428c
 
s390x:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 5321143483ae31fd3fdc7ffca7f69b63
SHA-256: 7d82b74b6a606976ff4f7a2416b59d38d5f2205f14c2f865f3f93be6a226e7ef
mailman-debuginfo-2.1.12-18.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 7837d0bb736647c0b41cabef239865bf
SHA-256: a4c317cf361f3d80f90de8c2612429dd88c59b3401ab3a5ae9e8a8dbdf1ed2cd
 
x86_64:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: de1eaabb85931296ce5cc767bd98bab0
SHA-256: 5638e05b249408ee70b3323d18c65e0469923cef00dd88fd0075a6e14ad254a3
mailman-debuginfo-2.1.12-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 036329201181fbdfc70c882d59e452d8
SHA-256: 383d59fd1f4b4194ae5b27afa135875358b3752ad04de25732366677580ce7af
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.src.rpm     MD5: d1cb102968c4fa9b1fbad9096e1555ce
SHA-256: 6fb0abc5c2248cab7370ee30bdd15d7c8711947f698ebb3f7cb5ae9830f2dc2b
 
IA-32:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: be366a6f963904b623a0ab4b32bd9338
SHA-256: 89102eb9884a3af95674c948a1740703e3b8eb2d422963067f7deaca8211d1d9
mailman-debuginfo-2.1.12-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: c81473a8838d452ecc8bb7e8a6544faa
SHA-256: 6fdfcf96e124691a2bf4fb674fcfea4d6187175ec26583ff9dc5d50cf8159bfa
 
x86_64:
mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: de1eaabb85931296ce5cc767bd98bab0
SHA-256: 5638e05b249408ee70b3323d18c65e0469923cef00dd88fd0075a6e14ad254a3
mailman-debuginfo-2.1.12-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 036329201181fbdfc70c882d59e452d8
SHA-256: 383d59fd1f4b4194ae5b27afa135875358b3752ad04de25732366677580ce7af
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

772998 - reset_pw.py script in /usr/lib/mailman/bin has typo which causes it to not run
799323 - Initial 'emptyarchive' page contains hostname rather urlhost in listinfo page link
832920 - Fix word-wrap in web front-end
834023 - mailman archiver messes up on From in mail content


Keywords

mailman


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