[SECURITY] Fedora 12 Update: maildrop-2.4.0-12.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-02-16 10:41:50

Name        : maildrop
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 2.4.0
Release     : 12.fc12
URL         : http://www.courier-mta.org/maildrop/
Summary     : Mail delivery agent with filtering abilities
Description :
maildrop is the mail filter/mail delivery agent that's used by the
Courier Mail Server. This is a standalone build of the maildrop mail
filter that can be used with other mail servers.

maildrop is a replacement for your local mail delivery agent. maildrop
reads a mail message from standard input, then delivers the message to
your mailbox. maildrop knows how to deliver mail to mbox-style
mailboxes, and maildirs.

maildrop optionally reads instructions from a file, which describe how
to filter incoming mail. These instructions can direct maildrop to
deliver the message to an alternate mailbox, or forward it somewhere
else. Unlike procmail, maildrop uses a structured filtering language.

maildrop is written in C++, and is significantly larger than
procmail. However, it uses resources much more efficiently. Unlike
procmail, maildrop will not read a 10 megabyte mail message into
memory. Large messages are saved in a temporary file, and are filtered
from the temporary file. If the standard input to maildrop is a file,
and not a pipe, a temporary file will not be necessary.

maildrop checks the mail delivery instruction syntax from the filter
file, before attempting to deliver a message. Unlike procmail, if the
filter file contains syntax errors, maildrop terminates without
delivering the message. The user can fix the typo without causing any
mail to be lost.

Update Information:

This update brings maildrop to the latest upstream version closing

* Sun Feb 14 2010 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> - 2.4.0-12
- Update to 2.4.0.
- Fixes CVE-2010-0301.

  [ 1 ] Bug #559681 - CVE-2010-0301 maildrop: does not drop supplimentary groups when dropping privileges

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update maildrop' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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