Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[ GLSA 200606-09 ] SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
GLSA
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 12 May 2004
Posts: 1471

PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-09 ] SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200606-09)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 11, 2006
Bug(s): #135746
ID: 200606-09

Synopsis

SpamAssassin, when running with certain options, could allow local or even remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, possibly as the root user.

Background

SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter used to identify junk email. spamd is the daemonized version of SpamAssassin.

Affected Packages

Package: mail-filter/spamassassin
Vulnerable: < 3.1.3
Unaffected: >= 3.1.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

When spamd is run with both the "--vpopmail" (-v) and "--paranoid" (-P) options, it is vulnerable to an unspecified issue.

Impact

With certain configuration options, a local or even remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running spamd, which is root by default, by sending a crafted message to the spamd daemon. Furthermore, the attack can be remotely performed if the "--allowed-ips" (-A) option is present and specifies non-local adresses. Note that Gentoo Linux is not vulnerable in the default configuration.

Workaround

Don't use both the "--paranoid" (-P) and the "--vpopmail" (-v) options.

Resolution

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.3"


References

CVE-2006-2447


Last edited by GLSA on Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:18 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum