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

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-06
(SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability)

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.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=spamassassin-announce&m=109168121628767&w=2
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200408-06.xml

Solution :

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64'
# emerge '>=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14562 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0796