[Mailman-Users] Question about Debian/Ubuntu Mailman Package
John W. Baxter
jwblist3 at olympus.net
Thu Sep 14 06:03:07 CEST 2006
On 9/12/06 11:26 AM, "Dragon" <dragon at crimson-dragon.com> wrote:
> Version 2.1.5 is rather old. I believe there are some security issues
> that have been fixed since that release. IMO it is a good idea to use
> the latest version to preclude as many potential issues as possible.
The security fixes are very likely backported by the major distributions.
Beyond that, they don't tend to do version upgrades of components until
their next major release. (This was a major nuisance a while back the
Debian and Exim, as Debian had such a long wait for a major release that
nearly everyone on the Exim-users list had forgotten how to drive the Exim
version found in the "stable" Debian release.)
Mailman 2.1.5 remains old, but if the distributions' updates are applied,
the security fixes are likely close to current if not current.
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