Ubuntu 4237-1: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4237-1
January 13, 2020

spamassassin vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.

Software Description:
- spamassassin: Perl-based spam filter using text analysis

Details:

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain CF files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially-crafted
CF file, a remote attacker could possibly run arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11805)

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain messages.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause SpamAssassin to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-12420)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10:
  spamassassin                    3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.10.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
  spamassassin                    3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  spamassassin                    3.4.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  spamassassin                    3.4.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4237-1
  CVE-2018-11805, CVE-2019-12420

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.10.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

Ubuntu 4237-1: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

January 13, 2020

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 19.10 - Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin. Software Description: - spamassassin: Perl-based spam filter using text analysis Details: It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain CF files. If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially-crafted CF file, a remote attacker could possibly run arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11805) It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause SpamAssassin to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-12420)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 19.10: spamassassin 3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.10.1 Ubuntu 19.04: spamassassin 3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.04.1 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: spamassassin 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: spamassassin 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4237-1

CVE-2018-11805, CVE-2019-12420

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4237-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-1ubuntu0.19.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/spamassassin/3.4.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

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