[ GLSA 200408-06 ] SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability

2004-08-10T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:6595
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-08-10T00:00:00

Description

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-06


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Normal Title: SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability Date: August 09, 2004 Bugs: #59483 ID: 200408-06


Synopsis

SpamAssassin is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack when handling certain malformed messages.

Background

SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter which is used to identify spam.

Affected packages

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1 mail-filter/spamassassin <= 2.63-r1 >= 2.64

Description

SpamAssassin contains an unspecified Denial of Service vulnerability.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted message an attacker could cause a Denial of Service attack against the SpamAssassin service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of SpamAssassin.

Resolution

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64&quot;

References

[ 1 ] SpamAssassin Release Announcement http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=spamassassin-announce&m=109168121628767&w=2

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-06.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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