This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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 :
Update the affected spamassassin package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15411 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0796