ANNOUNCE: MIME-Tools security patch

Julian Field jkf at
Fri Jun 7 15:46:02 IST 2002

At 14:43 07/06/2002, you wrote:
>On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Julian Field wrote:
> > A very nice person on the Bugtraq mailing list has found some potential
> > security problems with the current stable release of the MIME-Tools module
> > which is used by MailScanner. These are likely to be exploited fairly soon
> > as the hackers all read Bugtraq too.
> >
> > A patch to correct these problems is attached to this message.
> > [...]
>Presumably CPAN's MIME::Tools will be updated to incorporate such a patch?
>Was there an indication of timescale for any such updates?

There has so far been no response published by the author.

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Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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