Gentoo: GLSA-200408-06: SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability

    Date09 Aug 2004
    CategoryGentoo
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    SpamAssassin is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack when handling certain malformed messages.
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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
    =================
    
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         Package                   /   Vulnerable   /           Unaffected
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      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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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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