Ubuntu 4237-1: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

    Date13 Jan 2020
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.
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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
    
    

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