[Mimedefang] debian support of mimedefang mimetools

Christoph Martin martin at verwaltung.uni-mainz.de
Wed Nov 5 06:07:35 EST 2003

"Lucas Albers" <admin at cs.montana.edu> writes:

> I noticed that mimedefang is listed in debian testing, I installed it with
> mimedefang 8.12.9 or whatever debian testing for sendmail is.
> As you are all aware roaring penguim released a patched version of
> mimedefang tools to handle bad mime encodes.
> >From website:
> http://www.mimedefang.org/node.php?id=1
> MIME-tools-5.411a-RP-Patched-02.tar.gz Patched version of MIME::tools (Use
> this version!)
> Does the debian version of mimedefang include these patches in the mime
> tools?

The debian version of mimedefang does not include the mime tools. It
uses the mime tools from the libmime-perl package. As far as I can
see, this package includes the fix in the testing version 5.411-2:

  * Apply security patches to better andle malformed MIME messages,
  Closes: #146448

The corresponding (closed) bug report can seen at


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