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Debian: New spamassassin packages fix potential DOS

Date 30 Jun 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory 736-1                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                            Michael Stone
July 01, 2005               
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Package        : spamassassin
Vulnerability  : mail header parsing error
Problem type   : remote DOS
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CAN-2005-1266
Debian Bug     : 314447

A vulnerability was recently found in the way that SpamAssassin parses
certain email headers. This vulnerability could cause SpamAssassin to
consume a large number of CPU cycles when processing messages containing
these headers, leading to a potential denial of service (DOS) attack. 

The version of SpamAssassin in the old stable distribution (woody) is
not vulnerable.

For the stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.0.3-2. Note that packages are not yet ready for certain
architectures; these will be released as they become available.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.0.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sarge or sid spamassassin package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian 3.1 (sarge)
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44610 b1b383fc4f9dc0792ecd954fa99aaa56
      Size/MD5 checksum:   999558 ca96f23cd1eb7d663ab55db98ef8090c
      Size/MD5 checksum:      776 4f3092c679992ad322598f4195f4800c

  Architecture independent packages:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   768948 b2d7f49923aa67d8a016e5a3b3545249

  alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61552 84fcd819583c747545fda079a074d987

  i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58438 18138ce49c9d249fb5d93487e60481a2

  ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    65020 65e214d1922317d511e23c32f7e19ff6

  m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    57536 b13aad3cb78a148e8838ddfdb301dbd5

  mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60228 8578263361ff0e95ed0bddc2493d620e

  mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60202 2338edb2f9679396005d490232147b7b

  powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60578 e547e452fc5e7ed28b04065af1b677a0

  s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    59436 32ab8a7fef23ac35912ae51cc22aad29

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58370 8791b8226b25a0bc5381f39257ecd547

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