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

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervosz_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 08/09/04

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

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    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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      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 ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64"
        # emerge ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64"

    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.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0
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