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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:57 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200408-06 ] SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerabi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability (GLSA 200408-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 09, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #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

Package: mail-filter/spamassassin
Vulnerable: <= 2.63-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.64
Architectures: All supported architectures


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:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64"
# emerge ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64"


References

SpamAssassin Release Announcement
CVE-2004-0796


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