p5-Mail-SpamAssassin -- long message header denial of service

ID 7F3FDEF7-51D2-11DA-8E93-0010DC4AFB40
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2005-11-10T00:00:00


A Secunia Advisory reports:

A vulnerability has been reported in SpamAssassin, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerability is caused due to the use of an inefficient regular expression in "/SpamAssassin/Message.pm" to parse email headers. This can cause perl to crash when it runs out of stack space and can be exploited via a malicious email that contains a large number of recipients.