RHEL 3 : spamassassin (RHSA-2004:451)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated spamassassin package that fixes a denial of service bug
when parsing malformed messages is now available.

SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email
(SPAM) from incoming email.

A denial of service bug has been found in SpamAssassin versions below
2.64. A malicious attacker could construct a message in such a way
that would cause spamassassin to stop responding, potentially
preventing the delivery or filtering of email. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0796 to this issue.

Users of SpamAssassin should update to these updated packages which
contain a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0796.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-451.html

Solution :

Update the affected spamassassin package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15411 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0796