[SECURITY] [DLA 2037-1] spamassassin security update

ID DEBIAN:DLA-2037-1:9B904
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2019-12-16T13:13:10


Package : spamassassin Version : 3.4.2-0+deb8u2 CVE ID : CVE-2018-11805 CVE-2019-12420 Debian Bug : 946652 946653

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in spamassassin, a Perl-based spam filter using text analysis.


Malicious rule or configuration files, possibly downloaded from an
updates server, could execute arbitrary commands under multiple


Specially crafted mulitpart messages can cause spamassassin to use
excessive resources, resulting in a denial of service.

For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.2-0+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your spamassassin packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS