[Mailman-Users] Bug in MM v1.1: TypeError, not enough arguments

Joe Morris morris at unc.edu
Thu Aug 23 05:24:44 CEST 2001

Someone sent a worm to one of our major mailing lists.  One of the ISP's
for one of the recipients has a goofy mail setup (to put it lightly).  The
result is what appears to be a malformed email message.  Mailman is
holding it in the queue since the address does not match a subscriber (as
I have it configured to do so).

However, any and all attempts to Discard the message from the admin
interface results in...


Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/home/mailman/scripts/driver", line 112, in run_main
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admindb.py", line 112, in main
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admindb.py", line 200, in HandleRequests
    list.HandleRequest(request, v, form[comment_key].value)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 122, in HandleRequest
    self.HandlePostRequest(request_data[2:], value, comment)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 167, in
    self.LogMsg("vette", note)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 835, in LogMsg
    logf.write(msg % args + '\n')
TypeError: not enough arguments for format string

...and here is the actual email (note the screwy from line)...

>From capnc-admin Wed Aug 22 08:25:00 2001
Received: from crashnburn.mc.duke.edu (crashnburn.mc.duke.edu
	by mail.nc-cap.org (8.10.1/8.10.1) with ESMTP id f7MCP0A20919
	for <capnc at nc-cap.org>; Wed, 22 Aug 2001 08:25:00 -0400
From: crashnburn/DUMC_Services/mc/Duke%MC
<crashnburn/DUMC_Services/mc/Duke%MC at mc.duke.edu>
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 08:24:53 -0400
Subject: Report to Recipient(s)
To: capnc at nc-cap.org
Message-ID: <OFF17A1838.D4FE5C06-ON85256AB0.00443264 at mc.duke.edu>
X-MIMETrack: Serialize by Router on
crashnburn/DUMC_Services/mc/Duke(Release 5.0.7 |March
 21, 2001) at 08/22/2001 08:24:55 AM
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Incident Information:-

Originator:    capnc-admin at nc-cap.org
Recipients:    capnc at nc-cap.org
Subject:  [CAPNC] BULLETIN NO 01-08

WARNING:  The file BULLETIN NO 01-08.doc.pif you received was infected
the W32/SirCam at MM virus.  The file attachment was not successfully

How do I get rid of this message from the queue?  I see it's in config.db,
but have not figured out a way to hack it to get rid of the garbage.

Joe Morris                http://www.ibiblio.org/morris
Web Systems Manager, ATN            http://help.unc.edu
UNC-Chapel Hill                      http://www.unc.edu

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