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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200703-02 ] SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service (GLSA 200703-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 02, 2007
Bug(s): #166969
ID: 200703-02

Synopsis

SpamAssassin is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

Background

SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter used to identify junk email.

Affected Packages

Package: mail-filter/spamassassin
Vulnerable: < 3.1.8
Unaffected: >= 3.1.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

SpamAssassin does not correctly handle very long URIs when scanning emails.

Impact

An attacker could cause SpamAssassin to consume large amounts of CPU and memory resources by sending one or more emails containing very long URIs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version.
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.8"


References

CVE-2007-0451
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